ajc.com | Braves | Bartholomay looking into Braves bid

Creg (reading the AJC so I don’t have to!) points me to this story. Bill Bartholomay, who owned the team for many years and stayed on as chairman (he still holds that job) and minority owner because the Lords of the Realm wanted him to keep an eye on Ted, is supposedly looking into re-acquiring the team. Ted is supposedly one of the people possibly part of Bartholomay’s group, as is Stan Kasten.

My preference is that the Braves go as a package with TBS. I believe that’s also what the Lords would like. A new owner who didn’t own TBS would likely force a new TV deal, one with a reasonable rights fee. And the owners hate that idea because they couldn’t pretend the Braves were losing tens of millions of dollars every year.