A. Kaye / Getty Images”Major League Baseball can’t become a weapon in the culture wars, a hostage for one political party or ideology,” said former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent, seen during a July 1990 Texas Rangers game at Arlington Stadium. (A. Kaye / Getty Images)
Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent on Tuesday said the decision to lower baseball into the swamp of divisive politics was a “serious mistake.”
Vincent, who served as commissioner from 1989 to 1992, made his comments in an Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal.
MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred acted to pull the All-Star Game out of Atlanta after Democrats howled their criticisms of an election integrity law passed by Georgia. Those criticisms were echoed by President Joe Biden, who said in an interview last week he would “strongly support” efforts to move the game in protest of the voting law, which he called