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Baseball moves All-Star Game from Atlanta

by Tim Lamer
Posted 4/03/21, 11:52 pm

Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game will not be in Atlanta this year. Commissioner Rob Manfred made the decision to move both the game and the MLB draft from the city in response to a new voting reform law in Georgia. In a statement, he said the MLB “opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” and he called the decision to move the game “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport.”

What are others saying? Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the bill into law last week. Opponents say it restricts voting rights, while supporters say it addresses concerns over both election security and voter access. The White House said President Joe Biden supported the MLB’s decision, while U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff, a Georgia Democrat who opposes the law, says he is against moving the game. Kemp blasted the move, saying “cancel culture and woke political activists are coming for every aspect of your life, sports included. If the left doesn’t agree with you, facts and the truth do not matter.”

Dig Deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew about how criticism is obscuring the reality of the Georgia law.

Editor’s note: WORLD has updated this report since its initial posting.

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  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Sun, 04/04/2021 08:33 am

    Any World subscribers interested in a vacation to Georgia? Sounds like fun to me.

    Who is interested in starting a new baseball franchise? All you have to do is get two teams to play. The players would be required to stand for the national anthem and show respect for the flag. Politics would not be allowed other than the Governor or President throwing the first ball! If you create a new MLB franchise then the conservatives will come! 

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 04/05/2021 02:49 pm

    I think I've figured out " the best way to demonstrate my values as a sports fan," who also believes in protecting the integrity of the ballot, the rule of law, and appreciation for this great Nation.  

    And that would be to not contribute to the income of unpatriotic people who boycott Georgia, don't stand for the National Anthem, don't respect our flag, etc.