Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred have behaved in a completely “hypocritical” way by moving the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver amid a revolt over Georgia’s new election law, Fox Sports Radio host and OutKick founder Clay Travis said. The Ingraham Angle “” Monday.
“Give credit to the senator [Marco] Rubio for calling the commissioner here, Rob Manfred, for all this ridiculous hypocrisy, “Travis said, referring to the Florida Republicans’ challenge to Manfred to resign as a member of the Augusta National Golf Club, hosting this weekend̵
“I have no illusion that you intend to resign as a member of the Augusta National Golf Club,” Rubio wrote to Manfred. “Doing so would require a personal sacrifice as opposed to the vigilant company’s virtue that signals the relocation of the All Star Game from Atlanta.”
“There are still 81 home baseball games to be played at the Atlanta Braves Stadium,” Travis pointed out, “and the state that they are reportedly moving [the All-Star Game] to, Colorado, in fact, has more restrictive electoral law, limitations in their law than exists in Georgia. It’s all so ridiculous, ridiculous absurdity, and that’s what’s so frustrating about it. “
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Travis added that there are “so few functional brains in my industry” that the sports media world is apparently OK with what he called “social justice activism” seeped into professional athletics.
“The state where you are and Major League Baseball is based, New York, is far more restrictive than Georgia,” he told guest host Pete Hegseth.
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“Delaware, Joe Biden’s home state, I do not remember him for the last 40 some odd years referring to Delaware’s ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ laws,” Travis added.
“These are all lies that can be easily dismissed if people used their brains, and my industry just doesn’t fail year after year, month after month to actually look at the basic facts, and I think that drives sports fans crazy. “