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Former MLB Commissioner Criticizes League’s Georgia Boycott

Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent on Tuesday criticized the league’s current commissioner, Robert Manfred, for moving the All-Star game out of Atlanta, Georgia, in protest of election reforms enacted by the Peach State’s governor and legislature. In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Vincent argued that Manfred likely made the decision to boycott Atlanta without first examining the substance of the election reforms. Vincent also lamented that the sport being used as a weapon in a political and cultural war. “Major League Baseball can’t become a weapon in the culture wars, a hostage for one political party or ideology. It can’t be only for the rich or the poor, nor can it only be for one race, as it was until 1947. Baseball must always stand above politics and its dark elements of corruption, greed, and sordid selfishness. It can’t go wrong by standing for national greatness,” Vincent …

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