Fans react to MLB moving All-Star Game out of Georgia

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Apr 3rd, 2021 11:55 am

Last Updated Apr 5th, 2021 at 3:52 pm

Baseball fans reacted on social media to Major League Baseball's (MLB) decision on Friday to move this year's All-Star Game and draft out of Georgia in response to the state's new voting law.

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said relocating the events is "the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport."

"Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box," Manfred said. "Fair access to voting continues to have our game's unwavering support."

Sports commentator Clay Travis called the decision "simply pathetic."

Other sports commentators supported the decision.

Basketball star LeBron James said on Friday he is "proud to call [himself] part of the MLB family."

The Atlanta Braves issued a statement on Friday, saying they are "deeply disappointed by the decision."

Politicians reacted to the news as well, including Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA), who said the MLB "caved to fear, political opportunism, and liberal lies."


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