On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) blasted Major League Baseball commissioner Robert Manfred after he announced on Friday that he was relocating the All-Star Game from Atlanta. Rubio slammed Manfred for “hypocrisy,” pointing out that while Manfred’s stated reason for the relocation was because of a revised election law in Georgia, MLB still harbored cozy relationships with the brutal communist regimes in China and Cuba.
Rubio began his open letter by referencing Manfred’s membership at the Augusta National Golf Club, which, like the initial site for the MLB All-Star game, is also located in Georgia. He wrote, “I write to ask you whether you intend to maintain your membership at Augusta National Golf Club. As you are well aware, the exclusive members-only club is located in the State of Georgia.”
He continued, “Last week, you ‘decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game’ from Atlanta because of Georgia’s revised election