The Way It Turned Out

Tonight is Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game. This year’s game will be played in Los Angeles. You may remember that last year’s game was scheduled to be played in Atlanta, but was moved to Denver. Major League Baseball said that the move was in response to Georgia’s new voting law. The left, and President Joe Biden in particular, called the new law “Jim Crow 2.0”, insisting that the result would be to suppress the vote, especially of minority voters. Major League Baseball bought into the left’s narrative and made their knee-jerk decision to move the All-Star Game.

If you followed the issue, you will know that the voter turnout in Georgia for the primaries this spring was actually much higher than recent elections. It seems that the law did exactly what it was intended to do—to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball played their All-Star Game last year in Colorado, a state that actually has more restrictive voting laws than Georgia.

If MLB has issued an apology to the city of Atlanta, I missed it. Perhaps they are waiting until tonight’s game, when their apology can be heard by a large audience.

I wish that MLB would stay out of politics. But if they have to get involved, they should at least try to get it right.

“To answer before listening—that is folly and shame.”—Proverbs 18:13.

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