Opening Day! But there were no players. No fans. No nothing!

The stadium was ready.

Nothing else was.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel looks at what happened when a city still wanted its team, but the team’s owners wanted (and got) a new city.

“The Stadium Tuesday morning was like the house of a deserted and lonely woman who keeps the floors polished and the furniture dusted in the forlorn hope that her man will come home,” reporter Alicia Armstrong wrote in a story in the April 12, 1966, Milwaukee Journal. “It was opening day for the Braves, but the beloved team was with a new sweetheart, Atlanta.”

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