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ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -

Atlanta City Council members want to make one last pitch to try to keep the braves from moving out of the city and into the suburbs.

Councilman-at-Large Michael Julian Bond  said he wants the team to sit down with City Council leaders to see if they can work out a deal.

"We want you to stay. We don't want you to move to Cobb County," Bond said. "We're willing to do whatever it takes, that's reasonable for the city, to allow you to stay in downtown."

Council members said the Braves decision to leave was a curve ball they did not see coming.

"This has moved so fast, and that is the uncomfortable part," said Council President Ceasar Mitchell.

Mitchell suggested the mayor and the braves left council members out of negotiations between the team and the city.

"Members of council have informed me they were not aware of this negotiation," Mitchell said, who added that council did not get a chance to weigh in.

"We don't even know what the deal is that was in the table, what the negotiating points were, what the proposed terms are," Mitchell said.

The Braves said they have already made up their minds, but council members hope if they get step up to the plate they can make the team an offer that will keep them in the city.

"I've been to enough Braves games to realize not to count the game out until the final inning," Bond said.

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