When Did I Vote For The MLB?

Not gonna lie. I have been a Baltimore Orioles fan since Cal Ripken, Jr, was playing. I would watch the Orioles and the Yankees when they were on television, and I enjoyed watching them play. (Even though the O’s have been pretty bad of late.) That said, what will remove me from the game is stupid garbage like this, where the MLB is punishing Georgia for recent changes to voter ID laws.

Key Republican senators have launched a push to take away Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption in response to the league’s decision to pull its All-Star Game from Atlanta.

On Friday, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision that the league would remove its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to the state of Georgia’s decision to reform its voting laws.

“Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, the Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views. I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.”

I find it hilarious that sports leagues think they can shape public policy by removing an All-Star game or a draft weekend. Maybe you jackasses haven’t noticed, but baseball, and most professional sports, are dying. And now a group of GO” politicians “claim” they will not remove your antitrust status.

How about y’all STFU and play baseball?

Representative Jeff Duncan (R, SC) was among the first to highlight baseball’s antitrust exemption as an area to target in retaliation for the league caving to liberal politicians and social justice activists.

“In light of @MLB‘s stance to undermine election integrity laws, I have instructed my staff to begin drafting legislation to remove Major League Baseball’s federal antitrust exception,” Duncan wrote in a tweet.

Look, I have zerp – ZERO – confidence the GOP will do the right thing here, but it is noteworthy they at least mentioned it. Maybe that will be enough to scare the MLB into shutting their pie holes.

6 thoughts on “When Did I Vote For The MLB?

  1. I found it encouraging that Charles Barkley called out politicians for trying to divide country by this latest MLB move. I have a number of friends that are not going to buy their regular Cubs or Royals season tickets this year. People have had enough. Politics and politicians have no business inserting themselves into every facet of life.

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  2. Ronni – Barkley is great on those subjects for the most part. My issue is this is the first time the O’s have been good since about 2014. I want to watch some games, but they’re making it difficult.

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  3. Yeah, that was great by Barkley.

    I can’t believe MLB thought that was a good idea.

    Saying that, we all know the GOP isn’t going to do any such thing.
    It’s all theater, just like the Obama years, where they DEMAND ANSWERS!!!!!! and HAVE HEARSINGS!!!! TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS!!!!!!!
    Like when they voted a gajillion times to repeal Obamacare for Obama to veto and then, when Trump woulda signed the bill, they didn’t do it.

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  4. Veeshir – All it will do is piss off fans like me. As for the GOP, you’re absolutely correct. What did they do when they had the Senate? Not a helluva lot, but they talked a good game. They’re useless.

    Max – Well, that’s the important part. It’s why I like hockey; very little China influence there.

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  5. As a kid, baseball was all I lived for. I could have told you the stats on almost any living player. They struck and it pissed me off. They struck again and from that point forward, they were dead to me. At this point, I can’t hate MLB anymore than I have for a couple of decades. As far as I’m concerned, all pro sports are a bunch of woke assholes trying to convince the public they are worthy of something, which they are not.

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