MLB Nightmare: It’s Georgia and Texas in the World Series

Earlier this year, Major League Baseball moved the All Star game from Atlanta, because the Georgia legislature passed a bill to create honest elections.  They moved the game to Colorado, which has the same legislation on the books.  Now, the Commissioner of Baseball will have to attend World Series games in Atlanta since the Braves earned the right to the Big Game.

“Sports writers, MLB staffers, and the commissioner of baseball in particular, must still be clutching their pearls. Saturday night 41,000 unmasked Braves fans screamed their un-masked and un-mandated lungs out, all while tomahawk-chopping their Atlanta Braves to victory. Atlanta was denied this year’s All Star Game because Commissioner Manfred caved to craven political actors. Baseball, he said, can’t have a featured event in Georgia after it passed a voter ID law. Major League Baseball moved the event to Colorado. Colorado already had a similar voter law, but no matter; it’s all about optics, not facts.

In July, Texas Democrats slinked away to avoid a quorum on a Texas voter law. They took a private plane, took lots of selfies, and brought lots of beer. They came back with their tails between their legs, empty cases of beer, and a couple of cases of COVID”

Will the Texas Democrats support the Astros’?  They can’t support the Braves, since Georgia and Texas now have the same election law.  Instead, maybe they will sneak off in the night across the order in Mexico and stay there?

MLB Nightmare: It’s Georgia and Texas in the World Series

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By Jim Thompson, Red State,  10/24/21  

Sports writers, MLB staffers, and the commissioner of baseball in particular, must still be clutching their pearls. Saturday night 41,000 unmasked Braves fans screamed their un-masked and un-mandated lungs out, all while tomahawk-chopping their Atlanta Braves to victory. Atlanta was denied this year’s All Star Game because Commissioner Manfred caved to craven political actors. Baseball, he said, can’t have a featured event in Georgia after it passed a voter ID law. Major League Baseball moved the event to Colorado. Colorado already had a similar voter law, but no matter; it’s all about optics, not facts.

In July, Texas Democrats slinked away to avoid a quorum on a Texas voter law. They took a private plane, took lots of selfies, and brought lots of beer. They came back with their tails between their legs, empty cases of beer, and a couple of cases of COVID. The new Texas voter law requiring ID passed in September. It was all about optics, not facts.

This year’s World Series matchup has the Atlanta Braves going up against the Houston Astros. It won’t be the Dodgers versus the Astros. That would have been a rematch of the 2017 World Series, where the Astros cheated their way to the Championship. That would have been big numbers for MLB; but alas, it’s Georgia and Texas instead. Yes, Mr. Commissioner, Georgia versus Texas. Neither state has a mask mandate. Neither state will have people deputized to check COVID “papers.” Vaccination rates in both states are about the same as California. The difference is that here in California I see mothers with their children walking dowh the street, all with masks on. You can’t get into Dodger Stadium without showing your COVID “papers.”

Saturday night, the LA Times columnist Bill Plaschke tweeted the following:

“Hmm, wonder why Travis Tritt wasn’t on the field when he sang the National Anthem? The home of the tomahawk chop is also the home of the anti-vaxxer anthem singer”

Besides being a non sequitur, what does that statement have to do with baseball or the anthem? And Tritt’s objection isn’t the vaccine, it’s mandates. If you want to get the vaccine, get the vaccine. If you’ve had COVID and don’t want the vaccine – that’s your choice. Tritt isn’t anti-vaccine, he’s pro-freedom of choice.

I have little doubt that Plaschke is vaccinated. He is also old and overweight, yet he caught COVID and survived. He said his bout was “awful.” However, he was writing about it while he had it, then back at work pretty quickly for being old and overweight. I’m glad he’s back because he’s a talented writer, but he’s lying about a guy he doesn’t agree with and that’s unfortunate. Bill also posted a photo at a Waffle House yesterday, with an unmasked server. Weird, that freedom thing. If we listen to Biden, that server had the freedom to kill, Bill.

The next 10 days are going to be hard on the Thought Cops and COVID nannies. It will be harder for the pearl-clutching commissioner. No doubt, Manfred would move the Series out of Georgia and Texas, if he could. Fortunately, he can’t. The commissioner has to watch, as un-masked, un-mandated Braves fans tomahawk-chop for hours, and as Astros fans chomp down on Texas BBQ, not a mask in sight.

I hope the Braves win the Series. I hope the Series ends in Atlanta, with Commissioner Manfred in attendance, and while the final game is played, there are chops a-many. I hope that while the trophy ceremony is playing out and the commissioner is serenaded with a “chant,” the announcer looks into the camera and says: “I think they are saying, ‘Let’s Go, Brandon.’”

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Comments

  1. Charles McLaughlin says

    Atlanta should give the Commissioner Manfred a seat in the upper outfield bleachers.

  2. Dr. Trent Saxton says

    Karma, don’t you just love it?

  3. Totallyfedup says

    Do not watch any game played in Georgia, hurt mlb tv ratings which will hurt their pocketbooks.

  4. Robin Itzler says

    KARMA … how sweet it is!
    There are three states the Left hates: Florida, Georgia, and Texas. So, it’s wonderful news that the 2021 World Series takes place in TWO of those states!

  5. Otis Needleman says

    NFG. I no longer watch pro sports of any kind, since they got “woke”.

  6. The Braves should deny Commissioner Manfred a seat ANYWHERE in their stadium, and not permit him to have ANY part in the theatrics of the game.

  7. Armed guards to keep the Commish and his henchmen out of the stadium.

    The best humor is the ironic humor.

  8. Why do they call it the World Series when it’s always played in the United States and with American teams?
    Shouldn’t it be called the American Series?

  9. Richard Wahl says

    So nice to have some humor for a change. Eat crow MLB.

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