Contracts: Wail of Two Cities

Time was when Indians used to tie the legs of a captive to separate bent saplings, then let the trees spring erect to tear the poor fellow in two. Last week modern Braves were in a legal quandary that could have the same sapling effect. Although a Georgia superior court has ordered baseball's National League Braves to play their 1966 games in Atlanta, a Wisconsin circuit court ordered the team to make plans to continue playing in Milwaukee.

Milwaukee and the Braves have known friendlier times. When the team moved out of Boston...