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.