Atlanta allstar game

Atlanta allstar game

Atlanta allstar game

The following day, Wednesday, the game was moved to Colorado. Colorado Rockies owner Charlie Bronfman made the day special by turning his stadium into a tribute to Atlanta's baseball history with pictures of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium on the outfield wall and more.


MLBPA executive director Tony Clark said last Friday that he "would look forward" to discussions around moving the Midsummer Classic -- slated for July 13 -- out of Atlanta. Five days after that, Biden, who won Georgia by less than 12,000 votes, told SportsCenter he would "strongly support" such a decision, calling the new bill "Jim Crow on steroids."

"Just as elections have consequences, so do the actions of those who are elected," Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Twitter of MLB's decision. "Unfortunately, the removal of the @MLB All Star game from GA is likely the 1st of many dominoes to fall, until the unnecessary barriers put in place to restrict access to the ballot box are removed." (Source: www.cnbc.com)


On March 25, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed a sweeping law to restrict voting access in the state, making it the first major battleground state to overhaul its election system since the turmoil of last year’s presidential contest. Civil rights groups and Democrats, including President Biden, have decried the law — and similar efforts in other Republican-controlled state legislatures — saying it would disproportionately suppress turnout among people of color. Georgia, which flipped Democratic in the presidential and U.S. Senate races, has a large Black population

A federal judge on Thursday rejected a conservative group's call for the 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star Game to move back to Atlanta, its original host site, after MLB opted to move the game away to protest new voting restrictions in Georgia. (Source: www.forbes.com)



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