Major League Baseball is about to get hit by a pitch.
Actually, it’s about to get hit by two pitches — advertisements from major Republican political groups that are going to use the MLB All-Star Game as a setting to embarrass Commissioner Rob Manfred for the disgraceful decision in April to move the Midsummer Classic from Atlanta to Colorado.
And one specific Democrat isn’t going to be happy about the ads either.
“This was supposed to be Atlanta’s night,” says Everson, who represented Georgia’s 106th District, just outside Atlanta. “But we were robbed. Democrats stole our All-Star Game to push their divisive political agenda.”
Pretty much everyone who was even partially aware of the All-Star Game’s move understands Everson’s point. Atlanta and its area businesses were expecting a boost of about $100 million from the game.
In a city like Atlanta, which is roughly 50 percent black, a lot of that money would have ended up in the black community. Thanks to the decision to move the All-Star Game to Denver, a city that is roughly 75 percent white and only 9 percent black, that money is going to white-owned businesses instead.
Yet Democrats are the ones who care about diversity?
The biggest sham, of course, was that MLB was protesting a voting law that had been branded as “racist” by Democrats and the mainstream media simply for common-sense voting restrictions such as requiring identification for in-person voting and those requesting an absentee ballot.
“Politicians and corporations lie, while black communities got hurt the most, even though a majority of black voters support laws like voter ID. To Democrats, it’s just a game,” Everson says. “But we’re the ones who got played.”