Democracy Defenders? MLB Doesn't Signal Plans to Move Facility from China

Democracy Defenders? MLB Doesn't Signal Plans to Move Facility from China


Major League Baseball (MLB) operates a player Development Center in Communist China while relocating their All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, merely because Georgia’s residents must use an ID to vote due to a newly passed state law.

“MLB’s Development Center in China has been focused on academics, baseball, and the social and cultural development of each of the participants to come through the doors,” their website reads. “MLB China’s focus is to nurture the needs of those student-athletes, and produce well-rounded and well-prepared individuals for opportunities that might include the continuance of their academic pursuits or a playing career upon the graduation of high school,” the initiative continues.

The MLB’s stratagem comes as they removed their All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia after the Georgia State legislature passed an election integrity bill to limit the number and location of drop boxes, reform voter ID requirements, and early voting access statewide while modernizing the state’s voter rolls.

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