Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent believes moving July’s All-Star Game out of Georgia was an “All-Star Error.” In the Wall Street Journal, Vincent detailed how current commissioner Robert Manfred was wrong to allow politics to force the change, both practically and politically.
The All-Star Game was moved from Georgia to Colorado after Georgia implemented election-fraud preventions in their voting laws, including requiring an ID to vote by mail and banning campaigns or political interest groups to sway those waiting in line to vote by providing refreshments. Pressure mounted from leftist activists and the media for the upcoming All-Star Game to be removed from the state in protest by smearing the law as racist and spreading lies about its content.
Vincent first attacked the efficacy of Manfred’s boycott. He made no changes to the Atlanta Braves’ schedule, which would have further hurt the state and proved his dedication to his political stance. Vincent notes such a move would