On Thursday afternoon, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred announced that the league will be moving its annual All-Star Game and accompanying All-Star Week back to Atlanta in 2025. What baseball fans didn’t hear from Manfred, however, was an apology.
In 2021, the MLB and Manfred moved the league’s All-Star operations from Atlanta to Denver, Colorado, following pressure from high-profile Democrats to pull out of Georgia in protest of state Republicans’ voting law, SB 202. Despite containing commonsense provisions such as voter ID requirements for absentee voting, SB 202’s passage prompted Democrats to launch an unhinged smear campaign against the law. This included baseless accusations that the statute would “suppress” non-white voters and harm “voting rights.”
The most egregious attack, however, came from President