The Braves’ response to MLB’s All-Star Game from Atlanta is hot: “No one gives …”
The brave come under fire for their poor choice of words.
The brave, questionable tomahawk in the statement, responded to MLB’s decision to move the 2021 All-Star Game and MLB Drafts from Atlanta to Georgia’s controversial new voting rights law.
The statement reads as follows:
The Atlanta Braves are very disappointed with Major League Baseball’s decision to move on to their 2021 All Star Game.
This is neither our decision nor our recommendation and it is a pity that the fans will not be able to see this event in our city. The Braves organization will continue to emphasize the importance of equal voting opportunities and we hoped that our city could use this event as a platform to enhance discussion. Our city has always been known as a unit in divided times and we will miss the opportunity to address issues that are important to our community.
Unfortunately, Georgian companies, employees and fans are the victims of this decision.
We will continue to support planned and ongoing community heritage projects.
MLB says the player discussed his decision to play for Atlanta (past and present) and that if the clubs make the decision, he finally feels that the new voter law imposed by Georgia can only be accepted by the league.
While the brave are trying to blame MLB, maybe “It’s their fault!” A more intelligent discourse than that. and finger signals should be fine when discussing the electoral law. Twitter, unfortunately, is not a site of nuance.
In any case, others felt the same way, and the Atlanta organization’s All-Star Game movement received a lot of warm-hearted tone and weak response from MLB on Friday from fans, writers and others.
Georgia had a chance, and took what deprived black Georgians of all citizenship.
Moving a baseball game is a very small potato compared to that.
You will live and you will move forward. In contrast, many black Georgians will not have a voice in government.
– stephen matlock (@stephenmatlock) April 2, 2021
A team at its stadium can only address issues that are important to its community during All-Star Weekend
– Emily Nyman (@EmSheDoesIt) April 2, 2021
Go talk to your state representatives, this is their fault.
– ⚜️🐯🏈BigRob8409316⚾️🏒⚜️ (@ Rob8409316) April 2, 2021
A very embarrassing statement. Very disappointed to be a fan of this team today.
– Robert VanGundy (@ravangundy) April 2, 2021
Even on the days when the brave take Lk they do better lmaooooo GA
– Michael (@BroadStBettor) April 2, 2021
Are you disappointed that the game is being canceled or that people are being deprived of votes? choose one. you can’t do both.
– Erin Leahy @ (@ evml07) April 2, 2021
Brave says, “Georgia’s businesses, employees and fans are the victims of this decision.”
Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either. That’s how economic boycotts work. Now, perhaps, ATL biz / fans will mobilize against Georgia’s voting law. That’s the point. https://t.co/CoX57aJj4U
– Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) April 2, 2021
“No one gives as @% t what Cobb Country Braves said”
– Georgia’s political organizer after sharing this group tweet https://t.co/Hxmc5u50Q9
– Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) April 2, 2021