Abbott Boycotts MLB: Declines to Throw First Pitch After League Pulls All-Star Game from Atlanta

Abbott Boycotts MLB: Declines to Throw First Pitch After League Pulls All-Star Game from Atlanta


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has declined to throw the first pitch at the Texas Ranger’s home opener and declined to participate in any Major League Baseball (MLB) events after the league announced plans to relocate their All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to Georgia’s newly passed election integrity law.

“Major League Baseball adopted what has turned out to be a false narrative about the election law reforms in Georgia, and, based on that false narrative, moved the MLB All-Star game from Atlanta,” Abbott said in a statement.

“It is shameful that America’s pastime is not only being influenced by partisan political politics but also perpetuating false political narratives.” Adding, “This decision does not diminish the deep respect I have for the Texas Rangers baseball organization, which is outstanding from top to bottom.”

I was looking forward to throwing out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers’

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