As it turns out some baseball fans aren’t too keen on Major League Baseball’s decision to move their All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver C.O. over Georgia’s new state election integrity bill that was signed into law just days ago.
Curiously enough, those fans are primarily – you guessed it – Atlanta Braves fans. According to conservative commentator Brigitte Gabriel’s news affiliate site, there are Braves fans asking for a full refund for their season tickets.
Atlanta’s WSB-TV reported that while the Braves home opener isn’t until later in the week, fans are already asking to have their tickets refunded because of their frustration about the All-Star game not being held at Truist Park this year as originally planned.
“I understand the Braves didn’t make this decision, in fact, they were very much opposed to it, but my connection to Major League Baseball is the Atlanta Braves and the only way I knew to protest this decision was to, at least for this year, to not attend any games,” said lifelong Braves fan Todd Trainer.
“The message to Major League Baseball is these decisions matter and it affects people at a real level,” said Trainer. “The message I hoped to send was that it matters. These decisions matter and they matter to the fans who are there day in and day out, cheering on their team. I’ve been going to Braves games since 1966 when they moved to Atlanta. It’s a big part of my life.”
The longtime baseball fan emailed the season ticket office last Friday shortly after the MLB’s announcement. But he and others like him aren’t the only ones up in arms about the issue, however.
“Let me get this straight: the MLB moved the All-Star Game from a city with a 51% black population to a city with a 9.1% black population and removed a $100M economic investment in largely black-owned businesses” tweeted Turning Point USA Founder & President Charlie Kirk.
The MBL is just the most recent in a long string of pro-sports organizations to bow the knee to the progressive left, following in the footsteps of the NFL and NBA who have made various concessions to stay in line with the political correctness as handed down by the media and leftist voters.
The curious part about these league’s decisions is that they seem to be pandering to groups that are not historically the most sports enthusiastic.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp said of the Major League Baseball that they “caved to the cancel culture and a bunch of liberal lies,” according to BG.
In a statement on Friday, the Braves said:
“The Atlanta Braves are deeply disappointed by the decision of Major League Baseball to move its’ 2021 All-Star Game.
“This was neither our decision nor our recommendation and we are saddened that fans will not be able to see this event in our city. The Braves organization will continue to stress the importance of equal voting opportunities and we had hoped our city could use this event as a platform to enhance the discussion. Our city has always been known as a uniter in divided times and we will miss the opportunity to address issues that are important to our community.
“Unfortunately, businesses, employees, and fans in Georgia are the victims of this decision.
“We will continue to support the community legacy projects which have been planned and are in process.”
America’s pastime is apparently past its prime in terms of situational awareness and support of what’s in the best interest of the nation.
Clearing away all the noise of left or right or who introduced what or how things will be perceived, the law that was so controversial to businesses in and around Georgia was brought in an attempt to answer the cries of tens of millions of Americans who believe they lost one of the most critical parts of freedom: free elections. How any person with a clear conscience could take exception to the law at the core of this controversy is a feat of liberal engineering that will likely tie the noose around freedom’s neck.