Ken Filler
5 min readApr 11, 2021


MLB strikes out in decsion to move All-Star game out of Atlanta.

Rob Manfred courtesy of USA Today

Major League Baseball announced last week that they are pulling the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, Georgia, in 2021. The reason? Georgia voted to implement a new voter law that makes it illegal to offer snacks and water to folks standing in line to vote, along with requiring an ID.

The new voting law is said to be racist because a voter ID will be required when voting.

Again it is the everyday hard-working middle-class families that will suffer the ramifications of this decision. This proves that big corporations and Major League Baseball gives less than a damn about middle working-class families. The families that have supported baseball through the years.

With MLB pulling the All-Star game out of Georgia, this will end up hurting the minority community the most. The community that MLB says they care so much about and want to support.

As a result of this decision, fewer servers, bartenders will be needed. Hotels will need fewer workers and concierges.

The employees who work at Trust Field will not have the opportunity to earn extra money. The money they were counting on for Atlanta’s additional events.

Commissioner Rob Manfred put out a statement about the decision to move the game out of Georgia’s state:

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. 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.

President Biden on ESPN said that he would strongly support moving the game out of Georgia. Yet, he had no opinion on moving The Masters out of Georgia and said that decision should be made by The Masters. What a hypocrite.

President Biden courtesy of USA Today

Manfred said in a statement that the league would continue with plans to honor baseball great Henry Aaron as part of All-Star Game festivities. Also, Manfred reiterated MLB would continue to support Atlanta-area communities through the All-Star Legacy…



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