FoxNews.com reports that
The Colorado Rockies will host the 2021 MLB All-Star Game after the decision to move the event from Atlanta over Georgia’s restrictive voting law, according to multiple reports.
ESPN and Altitude TV reported the game was going to be moved to Coors Field in Denver on July 13. Neither the Rockies nor MLB immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment.
The 1998 All-Star Game was played at Coors Field. The American League defeated the National League, 13-8. Cleveland Indians second baseman Roberto Alomar was named MVP of the game.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement to strip the Braves of the event on Friday in response to the mounting pressure to change the location of the July game in response to Republican-backed election reform legislation recently signed by Gov. Brian Kemp.
“Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and the Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views,” he said in a statement last week.
“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” he continued. “Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support.”
Republicans argued the legislation was necessary to shore up confidence in the election process.
Georgia was one of the key states that the Trump campaign focused on as it homed in on unproven claims of voter fraud during and after the 2020 presidential election. Biden narrowly won Georgia by roughly 12,000 votes.
A spokesperson for Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said the governor would be “burning up the phones” to bring the game to Denver, according to The Denver Post.
When voting restrictions are compared with Georgia, Colorado’s voting rules require polling centers to be open 15 days before the election – similar to Illinois. But absentee ballots are received automatically, which is far less restrictive than many other states, Georgia included.
As previously reported by FOX Business, the game generates a healthy amount of economic activity for the host city, so it is not a surprise lawmakers are jockeying to get their respective stadiums on the MLB’s radar.
The 2020 All-Star Game hosted in Los Angeles was canceled. The game the year prior in Cleveland was estimated to have generated $65 million in regional economic activity. The 2013 event in New York had a massive local payday – estimated at $191.5 million.
So, Modern American Liberals continue their quest to politicize and destroy major league sports.
First, it was the National Football League and the disrespectful practice of taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem.
Then, the NBA started turning political as well, as they not only took a knee, both the coaches and the players started being vocal about their Liberal politics, joining the Democrats in attacking President Donald J. Trump every chance that they got.
Both sports have suffered at the box office and in their pocketbooks due to turning athletic competitions, watched for entertainment purposes by average Americans, into political forums espousing the anti-American Fat Left viewpoints of the Democrat Party.
And now, Major League Baseball has joined their didactic ranks, seeking to teach Conservative average Americans “a lesson” by moving their All-Star Game” out of a state which dared to pass legislation designed to strengthen the integrity of the voting process.
As Major League Baseball, Delta Airlines, and Coca-Cola all start seeing their revenue shrinking as a reaction to their stupid decisions, I hope that they will wise up, as the NFL seems to be doing.
I kind of doubt it, though.
Liberals have always turned up their noses at major league sports AND their fans.
What better way to kill two birds with one stone than to convince the players that it is cool to protest on “company time” by sharing a minority political philosophy through insulting more than 50% of American Voters?
Who in their right mind would believe that would be accepted by average Americans?
Probably the same simpletons who believe the National Polls which, until this week, falsely proclaimed that the majority of Americans actually approved of the job that demented old Joe Biden has done as President, so far.
Buh Bye, MLB
You have turned America’s Pastime into Political Theater.
And, America is going to turn you off.
Until He Comes,
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