Obama praises MLB for 'taking a stand' and moving All-Star Game from Atlanta

Obama praises MLB for 'taking a stand' and moving All-Star Game from Atlanta


Former President Barack Obama praised Major League Baseball for its decision to move the All-Star Game out of Georgia following the signing of an election reform omnibus bill.

The former president commended the league for “taking a stand on behalf of voting rights for all citizens” Saturday morning, a day after the league announced it would be finding a place to hold the 2021 all-star festivities. The decision has been praised by those who want to see corporations take a stand on the issue of election reform, while detractors have argued that the contents of the bill have been unfairly maligned publicly.

“There’s no better way for America’s pastime to honor the great Hank Aaron, who always led by example,” Obama added, referencing Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron, who died in January at the age of 86.

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