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MLB yanks All-Star game from Atlanta in protest of Georgia’s new elections law

Major League Baseball threw Georgia an economic curveball Friday in protest of the state’s new controversial election law.

The professional baseball association announced it will move the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft, which was set for Atlanta this summer, to another yet-to-be-determined city.

The decision to move the All-Star Game was “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport,” Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. The league came to the decision after consulting with teams, former and current players, the MLB Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Thomas Cavalier [email protected] April 8, 2021 12:53 pm

    Shame on the MLB for moving the All-star game from Atlanta because they didn’t like the Good and Fair voting laws in Georgia. Sports organizations need to stick to sports and voice their opinion at the voting polls. Shame Shame I will never ever watch another professional baseball game!!Report

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  2. Greg Allen Hodges April 9, 2021 9:08 pm

    Other states (Indiana, Wisconsin, etc) have previously made having to show a government issued id card before voting into law.( Indiana: Public Law 109-2005), Wisconsin Law Section 6.79/2)
    But when Ga. does it, all hell breaks loose. Just what boycotts and sanctions have been lodged against Wisconsin and Indiana so far? Sure haven’t heard of any.Report

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