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On Missing the Braves

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Certain things are tough to explain to kids — things like how babies are made, why mom and dad fight sometimes and how come the Braves left downtown Atlanta. In a new Sports Illustrated piece, writer Thomas Lake tries to tackle that last issue with his own child, lamenting the father-son bonding moments they'll miss out on when the team moves to the suburbs. Amid all of the debates about traffic studies and politics and whether the county should be allowed to issue bonds to pay its part of the new $622 million stadium, it can be easy to lose sight of the most important thing: the fans. [Sports Illustrated]