Wednesday, May 25

Braves’ response to MLB moving Atlanta All-Star Game heats up: ‘Nobody gives as …’

The Braves are under attack for poor choice of words.

The Braves, with a questionable tomahawk location in their statement, responded to MLB’s decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Draft from Atlanta amid Georgia’s controversial new voting rights law.

The statement says:

The Atlanta Braves are deeply disappointed by Major League Baseball’s decision to move their ‘2021 All-Star Game’.

This was neither our decision nor our recommendation and we are saddened that fans cannot see this event in our city. The Braves organization will continue to emphasize the importance of equal voting opportunities and we hoped our city could use this event as a platform to enhance discussion. Our city has always been known as a unifier in divided times and we will miss the opportunity to address issues that are important to our community.

Unfortunately, Georgia businesses, employees and fans are victims of this decision.

We will continue to support community legacy projects that have been planned and are in process.

FAGAN: Moving All-Star Game is a surprise move for MLB

MLB says it discussed the decision to move the Atlanta game with players, past and present, and clubs to make a decision, ultimately feeling that the new voter law implemented in Georgia is something the league simply cannot support.

While the Braves are trying to blame MLB, perhaps a smarter speech than simply, “It’s their fault!” and finger pointing should be in order when talking about the controversial voter law. Twitter, sadly, is not a space for nuance.

Regardless, others felt the same, and the Atlanta organization’s weak and muffled response to MLB moving the All-Star Game received much criticism from fans, writers and more on Friday.

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