Major League Baseball, (MLB), decided to cancel the 2021 All-Star game that was scheduled to be played this July in Atlanta. Here is a portion of the official statement from the MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
“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. Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box.”
This latest example of the “cancel culture” at work is a response to the Governor of Georgia, Brian Kemp, for the audacity he has demonstrated by drafting voting regulations that insure the integrity of the electoral system. As a punishment for this, MLB, along with Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, both headquartered in Atlanta, have expressed their disapproval by making public statements condemning the changes in the Georgia voting rules. The financial impact to Atlanta from the All-Star game and the MLB draft cancellation is estimated to be approximately $100 million.
Maintaining and insuring the integrity and accuracy of our voting processes throughout America is a fundamental requirement if we are to keep the United States the United States. If we lose credibility and it becomes clear that rules are not being followed and those not eligible to vote can indeed vote, then the country is gone because the full faith and credit of a rightfully elected slate of candidates that become leader’s, are now undermined by fraud, deception and lack of accountability.
Commissioner Manfred, manage your leagues. No one elected you to office and your opinion about political machinations that occur lawfully and legally throughout the country are outside your purview and pay-scale. Play ball and shut up. There isn’t a ballpark in America where you can go to the Will Call window for tickets and not show a photo ID in order to do so yet somehow, voting rules should be less robust than getting tickets to a game? You can’t control your players on the field so why would you look to you for any kind of leadership off the field. You are paid an exorbitant sum of money to manage a kid’s game. Do that sir and please, just shut up.
As for the two morons who run Delta and Coke, please continue to run your filthy flying buses from one city to another and keep making that brown sugar-water that rots teeth and contributes so nicely to the national epidemic of obesity, you two guys are the epitome of self-important jerks.
We go to sporting events to find respite from politics and from blowhards like you. All three of you, sit down, shut up and leave us alone.