(ConservativeInsider.org) – When Georgia lawmakers passed voting laws earlier this year to protect election integrity, the state faced enormous pushback from Democrats and mainstream companies. Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred even chose to move the All-Star Game out of the state as a kind of punishment. However, it seems his strong political stance doesn’t hold much weight anymore as the Atlanta Braves are set to play in the World Series.
On Tuesday, April 6, Manfred announced the MLB would move the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver, Colorado in order “to demonstrate our values as a sport,” criticizing the state’s newly-passed, restrictive voting laws. This move likely cost the Peach state $100 million in revenue, especially amongst small business owners. Not surprisingly, many Americans criticized Manfred for this move.
But, on Saturday, October 23, the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, snagging the team a spot in the World Series. Now, Manfred has no choice but to set politics aside and let the Georgia team play at their home stadium.
One Navy Seal highlighted the irony of this development on Twitter:
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) October 24, 2021
It seems that Commissioner Manfred has laid down his torch against Georgia voting laws, seeing as he hasn’t commented on the fact the Braves will kick off the World Series in Houston, Texas, another state that doesn’t shy away from voting laws. This is just another example of how a strong political stand often crumbles in the face of economics and consumer pressure.
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