Texas Gov. Backs Out Of First Pitch After MLB Moves ASG

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Texas Gov. Backs Out Of First Pitch After MLB Moves ASG 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Apr 6, 2021 12:15 pm

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday afternoon that he would not be throwing out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers\' home opener because of Major League Baseball\'s response to voting laws recently passed in Georgia.

\"I was looking forward to throwing out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers\' home opening game until @MLB adopted what has turned out to be a false narrative about Georgia\'s election law reforms. It is shameful that America\'s pastime is being influenced by partisan politics,\" Abbott tweeted.

In an additional statement, Abbott said that he will not \"participate in an event held by MLB, and the State will not seek to host the All-Star Game or any other MLB special events.\"

On Friday, MLB announced that this summer\'s All-Star Game was being moved out of Atlanta in response to a new Georgia law that has civil rights groups concerned about its potential to restrict voting access for people of color.

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Re: Texas Gov. Backs Out Of First Pitch After MLB Moves ASG 

Post#2 » by SichtingLives » Tue Apr 6, 2021 9:10 pm

Thats so sad I was really look forward to Greg throwing out the first pitch
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Re: Texas Gov. Backs Out Of First Pitch After MLB Moves ASG 

Post#3 » by Dennis 37 » Tue Apr 6, 2021 11:54 pm

Here I was going to tune in to watch my home team, the Toronto Blue Jays play, but without the governor there to throw out the first pitch I skipped the game.

Politicians are what makes going to the ball park exciting.

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