You thought you knew the real story.
But you didn’t.
And Major League Baseball finally revealed the insane reason they moved the All-Star Game.
Fox Business Channel reporter Charlie Gasparino dropped a bombshell report on Thursday explaining why Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred moved the All-Star Game out of Atlanta.
Gasparino claimed failed 2018 Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams spearheaded conversations warning Manfred that her allies in the media would harass players all summer about whether or not they would boycott the All-Star game over Georgia’s new election integrity law.
BREAKING: Ppl close to @MLB commish @RobManfred say he feared Atlanta All Star game would become a political event following convos league had with voting rights activists including @staceyabrams and reps of @KingJames. That prompted him change locations. More now @FoxBusiness
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) April 8, 2021
But if Manfred thought he was avoiding a political minefield by appeasing the left and relocating the All-Star game to the lily white city of Denver, Manfred thought wrong.
Instead, the MLB became another political battleground in the culture war by declaring that the league hates everyone who voted for Donald Trump and hates his supporters’ values.
Former President Trump called on his supporters to boycott Major League Baseball.
The MLB has seen its fanbase get smaller and older as the years have gone on.
Teams’ obsession with analytics turned the games into three hour plus snooze fests where pitchers get taken out of games where they are throwing no hitters because of an arbitrary pitch count and rules about not going through the batting order three times.
Position players stand around while batters either draw a walk, strikeout, or hit a homerun.
The game needs all the help it can get in terms of growing its fanbase.
Instead, Commissioner Manfred just signaled that baseball is now a Democrat Party’s political action committee.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.