MLB opposes business group’s demand to return baseball All-Star Game to Atlanta

 MLB opposes business group’s demand to return baseball All-Star Game to Atlanta

May 13, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Logos for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game are on display during the fourth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball on Monday opposed a demand by a conservative small business group that it return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta, after moving the game in response to Georgia’s restrictive new voting law.

MLB and Commissioner Rob Manfred accused the Job Creators Network of “political theatrics” in filing a $1 billion lawsuit over their decision to move the July 13 game to Denver’s Coors Field from Truist Park outside Atlanta. read more

The defendants said the group could not show its members were injured or denied their civil rights, and said moving the game served the public interest by protecting baseball’s ability to “demonstrate its values as a sport.”

Howard Kleinhendler, a lawyer for Job Creators…

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