BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Major League Baseball is moving this season’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Atlanta in response to a controversial new Georgia voting law.
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The Atlanta Braves said their franchise is “deeply disappointed” by the decision to move the game.
A new host city has yet to be announced.
In Baltimore, Mayor Brandon Scott and the Orioles said they support the MLB’s decision.
— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) April 3, 2021READ MORE: Loyola University Recognized For Having Biggest Trees In Maryland
In a joint statement, they say, in part, “we encourage everyone to use this moment to fight for fair elections, register eligible Americans to vote and make their voices heard.”
He also suggested the city would support the All Star game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Hey @MLB here in Baltimore we strongly support voting rights as do our beloved @orioles. We'd love to host the All Star game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards the ballpark that inspired them all. Remember how great it was the last time? https://t.co/yYD8sbodyV https://t.co/nSkXRGRNGc
— Brandon M. Scott (@MayorBMScott) April 2, 2021MORE NEWS: Bladensburg Police Officer Charged For Assault, Sex Offense In Baltimore County