The Braves are coming underneath fireplace for a poor alternative of phrases.
The Braves, full with questionable tomahawk placement on their assertion, responded to MLB’s determination to maneuver the 2021 All-Star Sport and MLB Draft from Atlanta amid Georgia’s controversial new voting rights regulation.
The assertion reads:
The Atlanta Braves are deeply upset by the choice of Main League Baseball to maneuver its’ 2021 All Star Sport.
This was neither our determination, nor our advice and we’re saddened that followers won’t be able to see this occasion in our metropolis. The Braves group will proceed to emphasize the significance of equal voting alternatives and we had hoped our metropolis may use this occasion as a platform to boost the dialogue. Our metropolis has all the time been generally known as a uniter in divided instances and we’ll miss the chance to deal with points which can be vital to our neighborhood.
Sadly, companies, workers and followers in Georgia are the victims of this determination.
We are going to proceed to help the neighborhood legacy tasks which have been deliberate and are in course of.
FAGAN: Shifting All-Star Sport is a shock transfer for MLB
MLB says it mentioned the choice to maneuver the sport from Atlanta with gamers — previous and current — and golf equipment to decide, finally feeling that the brand new voter regulation carried out in Georgia is one thing that the league merely can’t help.
Whereas the Braves are attempting to place the blame on MLB, possibly a extra clever discourse than simply, “It is their fault!” and finger pointing needs to be so as when discussing the controversial voter regulation. Twitter, sadly, is just not an area for nuance.
In any case, others felt the identical, and the Atlanta group’s tone-deaf and feeble response to MLB transferring the All-Star Sport received a number of warmth from followers, writers and extra on Friday.
Georgia had a alternative, and took the one which removes full citizenship from Black Georgians.
Shifting a baseball sport is de facto small potatoes in comparison with that.
You will dwell, and thrive. In distinction, many Black Georgians will not have a voice in authorities.
— stephen matlock (@stephenmatlock) April 2, 2021
TIL a group can solely tackle points which can be vital to their neighborhood throughout All-Star Weekend at their stadium
— Emily Nyman (@EmSheDoesIt) April 2, 2021
Go speak to your state representatives, that is their fault.
— ⚜️🐯🏈BigRob8409316⚾️🏒⚜️ (@Rob8409316) April 2, 2021
Very very embarrassing assertion. Very upset to be a fan of this group at the moment.
— Robert VanGundy (@ravangundy) April 2, 2021
Braves taking L’s even on off days lmaooooo do higher GA
— Michael (@BroadStBettor) April 2, 2021
Are you extra upset within the canceling of the sport or that persons are getting their votes suppressed? decide one. you may’t do each.
— Erin Leahy 🗽 (@evml07) April 2, 2021
Braves say “companies, workers & followers in Georgia are the victims of this determination.”
Sure, precisely — and biz/followers in another metropolis will profit. That’s how financial boycotts work. Now possibly the ATL biz/followers will mobilize towards the Georgia voting regulation. That is the entire level. https://t.co/CoX57aJj4U
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) April 2, 2021
“Nobody offers a s@%t what the Cobb Nation Braves should say”
– Political organizer in Georgia after I shared this tweet from the group https://t.co/Hxmc5u50Q9
— Dr. Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) April 2, 2021