Ted Turner told ABC's 'Good Morning America' Tuesday that he may have interest in purchasing [the Braves] from Liberty Media.My guess is that it was just one of those random interview things that come up and will amount to nothing.
Turner was promoting his new book, 'Call Me Ted.' He told anchor Robin Roberts at the end of the interview that he was, "trying to earn enough money with my restaurants and my books to buy the Braves back."
That said, would the prospect excite me? Maybe. Yesterday,
What a lot of people forget, though, was that he was, well, a total loon for the first decade he ran the team, meddling in decisions he shouldn't have, insisting on awful trades, and generally giving Braves fans headaches. I haven't read his book, but my guess is that he was rather bored during those early years and enthralled with his toy baseball team. Later, during the good years, he was way more busy with his media empire and the Goodwill Games and stuff thus had less time to meddle.
If Ted Turner made a nostalgia purchase and became owner in 2009, my suspicion is that he would be way more likely to be the Ted Turner of 1976-85 than he would to be the Ted Turner of 1986-2000 or whenever it was.
This is not to say that it wouldn't be neat to have old Ted back for a while. It's just that you can't go home again.