TBS is the exclusive television home of Atlanta Braves baseball and will probably continue to be so for a long time to come. Why? Well, back when TBS was getting off the ground Ted Turner bought the broadcast rights to the Atlanta Braves games. When he found that the ratings for these games were spectacular and was becoming a driving force in putting the station on the cable map, he bought the team to guarantee that his network would retain broadcast rights.

After all, why would he grant the broadcast rights of his team to anyone else but his network?