Major League Baseball has contributed to the pile-on of leftist boycotts of Georgia. The state passed a law recently requiring valid photo ID to vote in elections. But as it happens, the MLB has it’s own photo ID requirements just to enter one of their stadiums.
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) pointed out the blatant hypocrisy of the sports league on Twitter. She said “Hey @MLB, this you?” while displaying a screenshot of the ID policy on mlb.com.
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) April 3, 2021
The MLB pulled out of the 2021 All-Star Game at the Atlanta Brave’s Truist Park days after the state’s election integrity law passed last month.
The league claims that the law is a “voter suppression” tactic, but closer analysis by Hertiage Action points out that the law “preserves or expands ballot access.”
The MLB’s decision to withhold their game in Atlanta is costing the city millions in revenue that it would have had if the league had continued as scheduled.
Bill Volckmann, Finance Director for Cobb County, gave an appraisal of the All-Star Game’s financial impact as ranging between $37-190 million for the region.
The league’s boycott of this ‘blue’ city is truly harming their own interests. This power move will probably backfire for MLB.
Author: Kevin Howard