Prominent Senate Republicans Roll Out Plan to Deal a Serious Blow to Major League Baseball

Prominent Senate Republicans Roll Out Plan to Deal a Serious Blow to Major League Baseball


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Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Mike Lee of Utah are sponsoring a bill to eliminate Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption after the league pulled its All-Star Game out of Georgia.

The three Republican senators cited Major League Baseball’s decision to pull the All-Star game out of Georgia in response to a recently passed state law to strengthen voting safeguards as the reason for introducing the legislation.

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Specifically, the bill will “end MLB’s special immunity from antitrust laws,” according to a media advisory.

Sens. Cruz, Hawley and Lee to announce legislation to end MLB’s anti-trust exemption today (the exemption is the result of a 1920s SCOTUS ruling) pic.twitter.com/j4abTRBfBU

— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) April

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