The following article, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Orioles CEO John P. Angelos Support the Woke MLB’s Decision to Move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, was first published on Big League Politics.
The “wokification” of American sports continues at an accelerating rate. On April 2, 2021, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott and Orioles chairman and CEO John Angelos released a joint statement in support of Major League Baseball’s decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game from the Atlanta Braves’ stadium in response to the state’s passage of an election integrity law that is derided as “racist” by leftist critics.
Scott went on Twitter and declared: “Here in Baltimore we strongly support voting rights, as do our beloved @orioles . We’d love to host the All Star game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the ballpark that inspired them all.”
The joint statement declared: “The Orioles organization joins the City of Baltimore in support of today’s decision by Major League Baseball to relocate the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft. As the birthplace of civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall, we stand united with Commissioner Manfred in denouncing this malicious legislative effort to suppress voters in Georgia and other state legislatures.
Baseball is our national pastime and preserving the right to vote is a pillar of our American democracy. The City of Baltimore and the Birds of Baltimore applaud MLB’s patriotism in supporting voting rights, and we encourage everyone to use this moment to fight for fair elections and register eligible Americans to vote and make their voices heard.”
The MLB’s decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta, was met with criticism from the Atlanta Braves franchise.
In a statement that the team released, “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.”
The last time that Baltimore held the All-Star Game was in 1993. Due to how embedded wokism has become in corporate affairs, Americans would be best served by boycotting businesses and venues that engage in this nonsense. It’s time to defund the enemy.
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