So MLB is fine with ball games in Cuba and training in China, but Georgia is the human-rights problem

In 2017 Major League Baseball signed a ten year agreement with the racist, slave owning Communist Chinese government.  In fact, the company it signed the agreement with, though pretending to be independent only exists because the government allows it.  China has enslaved millions of Muslims—yet MLB is upset the Georgia legislature want ID’s for voters.

Not mentioned is that if you pick up tickets at Will Call you need to show a photo ID.  Want to fly?  You need a photo ID.  Cash a check?  Photo ID.

“Here’s another hypocrisy: Will MLB now move its All-Star game to Delaware, Joe Biden’s home state, where, unlike Georgia now, there is no early voting at all? Will they stop advertising and selling merchandise in that state? Or New York, or New Jersey, which also don’t have early voting as they now do in Georgia? These MLB virtue-signallers would be hypocrites if they didn’t.

Here’s the big one: MLB made a big deal about its move out of Georgia being a human rights issue, and them being all concerned about human rights, you see.

Can they explain for us why they recently held a ball game in brutal totalitarian military dictatorship of Cuba? A place Cuban ball players flee from to freedom, which in come cases includes MLB salaries made possible only by living in a free, democratic society that exists already? They aren’t fleeing to a hellhole, which is what MLB is now claiming about Georgia.

To baseball—Cuba good—Georgia bad.  If Georgia is SO bad, why do they allow the Atlanta Braves to play in that State?

So MLB is fine with ball games in Cuba and training in China, but Georgia is the human-rights problem

By Monica Showalter, American Thinker, 4/3/21   

You could tell that the Major League Baseball (MLB) decision to pull its All-Star game out of Atlanta was a deeply unpopular one, based on the ambivalent reaction of far-left failed gubernatorial candidate, Stacey Abrams. Here’s the money quote from her Twitter statement:

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After all, isn’t she the one who pushed through most of the fraud-enabling laws on the books in Georgia which triggered the recent legislative action? The blacks-are-too-dumb-to-have-voter-ID idiotic notion, so by extension, nobody should have to show voter ID to vote, even though everyone needs to show ID to buy a beer at a MLB ball game, or buy a ticket to one? She needs to make up her mind.

So which is it? Not wanting to see families hurt, or being all-in for the boycott of Atlanta, which certainly should affect the city tax base? She wants to have it both ways, boycott but nobody hurt. That’s because unlike MLB, she wants to win public office, and knows that screwing over black businesses, which will get it in the teeth with this MLB maneuver, is going to make her unpopular.

Abrams’s response is just the tip of the iceberg of the hypocrisy and contradictions seen from this MLB maneuver — stiffing black-owned American small businesses just emerging from a pandemic to protest a U.S. law they are perfectly free to campaign for to change otherwise through elections, or else playing the ball game without politics and drawing a big audience. Which is it for them? And by the way, how many of their baseball players are American citizens?

Unlike Abrams, they chose, and chose poorly, because what they chose will probably have some consequences for the MLB organization, given its nuclear level of hypocrisy.

Here’s another hypocrisy: Will MLB now move its All-Star game to Delaware, Joe Biden’s home state, where, unlike Georgia now, there is no early voting at all? Will they stop advertising and selling merchandise in that state? Or New York, or New Jersey, which also don’t have early voting as they now do in Georgia? These MLB virtue-signallers would be hypocrites if they didn’t.

Here’s the big one: MLB made a big deal about its move out of Georgia being a human rights issue, and them being all concerned about human rights, you see.

Can they explain for us why they recently held a ball game in brutal totalitarian military dictatorship of Cuba? A place Cuban ball players flee from to freedom, which in come cases includes MLB salaries made possible only by living in a free, democratic society that exists already? They aren’t fleeing to a hellhole, which is what MLB is now claiming about Georgia.

Can they explain to us why they hold a training camp in China, home of the Uighur slave-labor laogai and the broken-treaty de-democratization of Hong Kong? You’d think an organization that concerned about voting rights that willing to disrupt its own business and make itself politically unpopular in Georgia in the interest of virtue-signalling on voting might just take an interest in voting and transparency practices over in communist China.

These things to them are fine, but Georgia is an affront to their delicate democratic sensibilities.

The hypocrisies pile up on top of the hypocrisies and the only people who suffer here are the little black-owned Atlanta businesses who otherwise would get an increased payday from all the knock-on traffic from the All-Star game. Big businesses, such as MLB, have always been happy to crush the little-guy upstart businesses, some of whom might grow into competitors. That, and the press releases with fawning media coverage, is all they end up doing as a means of feathering their nests. Leftists have always yelled about calling corporations persons, and in this case, they are right, corporations are not persons making personal decisions, they are a big ‘it’ whose decisions are always in the end about profits.

Their hypocrisy surrounding this maneuver to appease senile Joe Biden and all his leftist flying monkeys circling his his sorry corpus is an outrage. Maybe a full boycott from viewers, as President Trump, who always has his finger on the pulse of the people, is what it will take to get that message to this big ‘it’ which wants to have things all ways.

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Comments

  1. That’s MLB for you. They get up a game of cow-pasture baseball and the first thing they do is slide into what they thought was third base.

  2. There is a rumor floating about that MLB’s decision to leave Georgia was based on their desire to move to Colorado. The new Georgia voting law was used as a smoke screen to use clauses in their contract with Atlanta to leave and get out of their contract. Add to this Colorado has voter ID laws that are stricter than the ones Georgia just enacted. All of this proves again, “follow the money”.

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