Supposedly, Atlanta is too small to support a big-money major league team. On the other hand…
Metropolitan Atlanta grew by 1.2 million people, or nearly 40 percent, in the 1990s, partly because several more counties were added to its metro area. However, such redefining reflects genuine suburban growth.
40 percent! I put it to you that if you’re winning every year and the population is growing by 40 percent in a decade, and you can’t even keep your attendance from declining, it maybe, just maybe, is something you’re doing wrong.
(Houston story via Off the Kuff.)