Major League Baseball is still scrambling to contain the fallout of the politically motivated move to relocate the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver.
Fans are finally beginning to learn why this decision was made.
And baseball yanked the All-Star game out of Atlanta after the Commissioner spoke to this Democrat.
Fox Business Channel’s Charles Gasparino tweeted that owners were stunned that Commissioner Rob Manfred moved so quickly to take the All-Star game out of Atlanta.
Gasparino reported that Manfred made the decision after speaking to failed 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
SCOOP: @MLB sources say owners were blindsided at least by the timing of @RobManfred's decision to pull the All-Star game from Atlanta. Also said his decision came after speaking w @staceyabrams, which is odd since she has now said she's against the boycott. Story developing
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) April 7, 2021
A later report claimed Abrams begged Manfred not to move the All-Star game, but that looked like damage control.
Abrams spent weeks blasting the law as “Jim Crow 2.0” and baseball followed her lead.
Stacey Abrams wants to run for Governor of Georgia again in 2022.
Abrams being seen as the leader of a movement to force corporations like Delta, Coca Cola, and Major League Baseball to boycott Georgia would be disastrous for her political hopes.
Baseball yanking the All-Star game out of Atlanta cost the majority black city $100 million dollars.
That is a political debacle for Abrams, and it explains why she is so desperate to separate herself from this story.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.