The Battery is a vibrant place featuring stores, bars and restaurants from local chefs at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves MLB group as the center is currently closed while sports are on quarantine during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Atlanta, Georgia on April 18, 2020.
Big League Baseball is going over the status of its 2021 All-Star Video Game in Atlanta as more corporations openly oppose a brand-new voting law just recently passed in Georgia.
The league is collecting feedback from groups and executives about the matter before deciding on relocating the game. Baseball’s summer occasion is arranged for July 13 at Truist Park, the Braves home field.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told The Associated Press the league anticipates to have “substantive conversations” with MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark about moving the game. However Manfred didn’t explain about MLB’s strategy or its stance on the brand-new law.
“I am speaking to different constituencies within the game and I’m just not going beyond that in regards to what I would think about or not consider,” Manfred stated.
Georgia lawmakers passed a costs that will overhaul state elections. The brand-new law includes standards around mail-in ballots, citizen registration and offers state authorities more authority around how elections are run. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed the changes into law on March 25.
Critics of Georgia’s brand-new voting laws say it will reduce votes, especially amongst people of color in underserved areas. In an interview with ESPN, President Joe Biden criticized the modifications, calling it “Jim Crow on steroids.” The president included he would support moving the MLB All-Star Video Game.
Kemp safeguarded the law when he appeared Wednesday on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” saying it gives more individuals the possibility to vote on weekends. Kemp likewise stated calls to move the All-Star game is “ridiculous” in an interview with Fox News.