TAMPA, FL – New York Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter has applauded Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from the city of Atlanta.
“We are finalizing a new host city, and details about these events will be announced shortly,” MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred said.
“The act of participating in our country’s election process is our civic responsibility and instrumental to our country’s foundation,” Jeter’s said. “We should promote increasing voter turnout as opposed to any measures that adversely impact the ability to cast a ballot. In November, the Marlins proudly set out to promote the vote with our Election Day Feed the Polls initiative, providing meals to voters as our local election officials conducted free and fair elections. We support the Commissioner’s decision to stand up for the values of our game and not hold this year’s All-Star Game in the state of Georgia.”
In the summer of 2016, the NBA moved the location of its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans in objection to North Carolina House Bill 2, which limited anti-discrimination protections in the state.
This would have been the first all-star game in Atlanta since 2000.
More Sports News
Here are three times pro sports moved big games over political actionsATLANTA, GA – When Major League Baseball decided to pull the 2021 All-Star game from the city of Atlanta over political decisions made by state leaders, it marked the third time in recent history when a major professional sports league move a big game. It happened once in the NBA and once in the NFL. … Read more
Yankees Hall of Famer Derek Jeter Applauds MLB Yanking All-Star Game from GeorgiaTAMPA, FL – New York Yankees Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter has applauded Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game from the city of Atlanta. “We are finalizing a new host city, and details about these events will be announced shortly,” MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred said. “The act of participating in … Read more
Major League Baseball Pulls All-Star Game from Atlanta Over New Georgia Election LawCancel culture has struck the citizens of the Greater Atlanta region after the city just lost the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The city of Atlanta now stands to lose tens of millions of dollars of business as punishment for state legislators revamping the Peach State’s voting laws. Not only have the residents of … Read more
Trump says Major League Baseball struck out swinging, calls for boycottATLANTA, GA – Major League Baseball tonight has announced it is moving the 2021 all-star game from Atlanta after Georgia legislators passed a new election reform law. “Baseball is already losing tremendous numbers of fans, and now they leave Atlanta with their All-Star Game because they are afraid of the Radical Left Democrats who do … Read more
Inside Joe Biden’s brand new 90,000 square foot immigrant processing centerEAGLE PASS, Texas — U.S. Customs and Border Protection today announced the opening of a soft-sided facility in Eagle Pass, Texas. The facility’s primary purpose is to safely and expeditiously process individuals in U.S. Border Patrol custody. Related: Cruel and Horrific: Watch as Human traffickers drop toddlers from 14-foot high border wall, abandon them in desert … Read more