BREAKING: MLB moving All-Star Game from Atlanta over new Georgia voting law

MLB has stripped the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta Georgia in protest of its new Georgia voting law.

The announcement came after President Joe Biden said he’d support the move if it happened.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement “over the last week,
we have engaged in thoughtful conversation with clubs, former and current players, the Players Association,
and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views. I have decided that the
best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game
and MLB Draft.

“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting right for all Americans and opposes
restrictions to the ballot box,” he added. “In 2020, MLB became the first professional sports
league to join the non-partisan Civic Alliance to help build a future in which everyone
participates in shaping the United States. We proudly used our platform to encourage
baseball fans and communities throughout our country to perform their civic duty and
actively participate in the voting process. Fair the access to voting continues to have our
game’s unwavering support.”

The Atlanta Braves said they are “deeply disappointed” about the decision

 

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