More than one year after Major League Baseball yanked the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta over Georgia’s newest election-integrity law, the league is refusing to apologize to all of its fans that it smeared as “racists” for backing the voting measures.
Despite the corporate media’s false yet prolific narrative claiming Republicans only passed the law to restrict racial and ethnic minorities from voting, Georgia recently reported record early voter turnout that nearly tripled from 2020.
When The Federalist asked the MLB whether it had anything to say to the viewers it lost by falsely accusing election integrity supporters of limiting voting, the league did not respond. The MLB also kept mum when asked if it believes that supporters of election-security laws like the one in Georgia are racist, as President Joe Biden and the corporate media previously alleged.
MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred caved to woke pressure and announced last April that the professional sports league would not play the famed game in the Peach State because he believed that the newest election security law, which required commonsense authentication such as voter ID, restricted “fair access to voting” and “voting rights for all Americans.”
“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star game,” Manfred said in a statement. “Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”
Longtime MLB fans decried the league for “going woke” and swore off watching games indefinitely. Businesses also condemned the MLB for prioritizing politics instead of the people and shuttering opportunities for black business owners in Atlanta. Even former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent had choice words for Manfred after the “All-Star Error.”
“Major League Baseball can’t become a weapon in the culture wars, a hostage for one political party or ideology,” Vincent wrote in the Wall Street Journal. “It can’t be only for the rich or the poor, nor can it only be for one race, as it was until 1947. Baseball must always stand above politics and its dark elements of corruption, greed and sordid selfishness. It can’t go wrong by standing for national greatness.”
Polling shortly after the relocation announcement also indicated that fans were displeased with the MLB’s decision. At least 64 percent of respondents said they were less likely to support big businesses such as the MLB after they took a public stand on political issues. In general, 70 percent of American adults agreed that “corporations and sports teams should generally stay out of politics.”
The MLB, however, still refuses to say whether it regrets relocating the game over the Democrats’ and media’s baseless “Jim Crow” allegations.