Today comes word that the Atlanta Braves are none too thrilled about the Pixar company’s efforts to copyright the name “Brave,” which is the title of the studio’s new movie about a young Scottish girl with bright red hair who, presumably, overcomes gender stereotypes and dragons on her way to save somebody from something.
The Braves’ opposition to the studio’s copyright claim is kind of crazy for the following reasons:
1. Brave is being produced by Pixar and released by Disney. The Braves train in Walt Disney World. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.
2. The Braves are thieves themselves, having stolen the tomahawk chop from Florida State.
3. What is it with Georgia and crazy copyright claims? First Chick-fil-A sues the “Eat More Kale” guy and now this?
4. The Braves have done nothing since the season ended. Actually, they didn’t really do much over the last month of the season, either. They went 10-20 down the stretch — including 0-9 against Philadelphia and St. Louis. So really, it’s about time we heard something from Atlanta. But I’m guessing Atlanta fans were hoping for a free agent signing or trade.