All-Star Game Decision Won’t Go Away

2021 April 7
by bc3b

In an unprecedented move, former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal criticizing current MLB commissioner Rob Manfred for his decision to move the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. Vincent’s greatest criticism was this move is the MLB took sides in partisan politics, on the side of Democrats. Vincent also expressed concern that baseball and other professional sports may be weaponized by those who want to cancel culture.

The MSM is solidly lining up behind Manfred and his decision to move the game from Atlanta to Denver. As is typical, the media is being very selective (if not outright dishonest) with its coverage. The MSM, including MSM sports media claims this is about equality. What it consistently refuses to cover:

  1. Colorado’s voter ID laws are virtually identical to what has been proposed by the state of Georgia
  2. Denver is one of the whitest major cities in the US – less than 10% of Denver’s population is black, compared to 51% in Atlanta. The move is expected to cause a $100-million revenue loss for Atlanta, much of the brunt of these losses will be borne by black businessmen and blacks they employ.
  3. Manfred is a member of the Augusta National. If he was truly outraged, wouldn’t he cancel his membership? Naah, that would require a personal commitment and sacrifice
  4. If Manfred is so concerned about baseball’s values, why the new partnership with Communist China and its continuing partnership with Cuba?
  5. If Manfred is so concerned about baseball’s values, why did he ditch Majestic and select Nike as its new uniform partner last year? Nike has made billions off sweatshop labor, child labor and slave labor throughout its history. No company in the history of the world has made more money off sweatshop labor than Nike.

Fortunately, there is a new conservative sports media outlets taking form. You have non-woke shows like Outkick the Coverage, Black & White Sports and others that refuse to follow the work line pushed by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports 1 and others. As one of these new startup states, this was never about inequality or voter suppression. It was about pushing a woke social narrative to appease Two-Ton Stacey Abrams and other Democrats, who want to ensure that voter fraud will be a key component of future Georgia elections (so no Republican presidential candidate will ever win the Peach State’s electoral votes again).

It will be interesting to see how the All-Star Game fiasco affects MLB attendance and TV ratings.

Georgia Governor Blasts Stacey Abrams 'Flip Flop' on Voting Law Boycotts

For many life-long baseball fans, the fat lady has already sung.

60 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 April 7 1:19 pm
    [1]
    drdog09 permalink

    Abrams + MLB == Mighty Large Butt

  2. 2021 April 7 1:22 pm
    [2]
    drdog09 permalink

    “Chi-Com Professor Says Chinese Communist Party is ‘Accelerating Plans’ to Replace the U.S. Dollar” — LD lede

    By God it can’t come soon enough. The sooner the USD loses reserve currency the sooner MMT dies, and the sooner Dims falter. Sometimes tough love is the only thing left.

  3. 2021 April 7 2:33 pm
    [3]
    fight on permalink

    before moving to TX I would see 15 to 20 Angel games a year. Here in TX it was just to dang hot to sit in 100 degree heat and watch a game. My son and I really enjoyed BB I coached him till high school and he played all 4 years there.

    Now we are both finished with MLB. No more box scores, checking out a game after the wife goes to bed.
    Very disturbing with what is transpiring in society today.

    When does the fire get lit. Hopefully soon.

  4. 2021 April 7 4:46 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “When does the fire get lit”
    The fuse is already lit, that happened when it sunk in that the election had been stolen and none of the “usual” quality control actors: judicial branch, media, and –really, when you think about it, not even the Repub Party– was willing to call it out, none were even willing to investigate it.
    So, the fuse is lit.

    As far as guessing when flickers of action begin, I like JR’s seat-of-the-pants estimate from a couple months ago–June. Still, it will be future historians who settle on an agreed upon date of the Key Event.

  5. 2021 April 7 5:00 pm
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    Vax fraud continues.
    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/04/05/246-vaccinated-residents-diagnosed-covid-3-dead-michigan/7100759002/

    http://themostimportantnews.com/what-will-the-western-half-of-the-united-states-look-like-during-the-second-dust-bowl/

    Um… that tends to happen when you mismanage resources, continue to overbuild non-stop while not investing in any new sources (to the extent there even are any) and …what do you know .. shocker.. have arid areas act like …arid areas for years at time.

    “weaponized by those who want to cancel culture”… yeah like you canceled and keep trying to keep Pete Rose canceled from the HoF? He may be right in this case, but…

    Fuck Fay Vincent

  6. 2021 April 7 5:39 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    https://thevaccinereaction.org/2021/03/cdc-reports-1637-deaths-following-covid-19-vaccinations/
    CDC Reports 1,637 Deaths Following COVID-19 Vaccinations
    March 13, out of 92 million doses

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/adverse-events.html
    Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination
    April 5, 2,794 deaths from 167 million doses

    Seems to me they should be done by May or June? At which point everyone who wants to be vaccinated will be.

  7. 2021 April 7 5:56 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Speaking of flickers of action …

    Check this out, diners shout “GET OUT” and defy health inspectors. Inspiring.
    https://twitter.com/KyleKashuv/status/1379912696552824835

    Canadian Fascist authorities act up.
    https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2021/april/canadian-police-place-barricade-at-church-entrance-with-fencing-tarps-to-keep-worshippers-out
    Canadian Police Barricade Church Entrance, Place High Security Fences to Keep Worshippers Out

  8. 2021 April 7 6:08 pm
    [8]
    mpt permalink

    By God it can’t come soon enough. The sooner the USD loses reserve currency the sooner MMT dies, and the sooner Dims falter. Sometimes tough love is the only thing left.

    Agree 100%. When the USD loses reserve currency it will be the uniparty’s worse nightmare as they will have to create actual budgets and live with them.

  9. 2021 April 7 6:52 pm
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    8 –
    Getting there quickly, down to 60% already, and I don’t see it come back (as it did for bit in the past) as there now more enough infrastructure and participants to get around the usd as there has ever been.
    https://wolfstreet.com/2021/03/31/us-dollars-status-as-dominant-global-reserve-currency-drops-to-25-year-low/

  10. 2021 April 7 6:53 pm
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    6 – Then the focus will shift to forcing it upon everyone who does not, more than they already are.

    Today’s healine.
    “Science Denier Joe Biden Suggests Only Vaccinated Can Celebrate 4th of July, Accuses Mask-Free Americans of ‘Spreading Virus’”
    https://www.oann.com/biden-suggests-only-vaccinated-can-celebrate-4th-of-july-accuses-non-masked-americans-of-spreading-virus/

  11. 2021 April 7 8:09 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    10, spreading the virus depends on being INFECTED. Whether you are wearing a mask is irrelevant. If you are not infected you can’t pass the virus along.
    End. Of. Story.

  12. 2021 April 7 8:18 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    8, “they will have to create actual budgets and live with them”

    Overall, it’s kind of a puzzle that the Congress has not been called out for not passing a budget all these years. That would have been an interesting move for PDJT to have made– veto all CRs and ask for budgets, preferably with line-item-veto enabled.
    He wouldn’t have gotten it, of course, but he was too collegial and hoped to get some cooperation. A vain hope as it turned out.

  13. 2021 April 7 8:30 pm
    [13]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Hmmm. Maybe we don’t have till June after all?

    CNN: Biden to announce executive action on guns tomorrow.

  14. 2021 April 7 8:57 pm
    [14]
    JimNorCal permalink

    New T-shirt.
    Hey. Having fun!

  15. 2021 April 8 4:29 am
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    “Now that the EMA has acknowledged a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca vaccine and the deadly cerebral blood clots that have contributed to more than a dozen deaths across Europe, it appears the floodgates have opened, and both the UK and EU members Italy and Spain are moving to restrict the vaccine.”
    … AU as well …

    https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/uk-slaps-restrictions-astrazeneca-jab-despite-insisting-it-safe-all-ages

  16. 2021 April 8 4:36 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Vaccines are supposed to prevent you from getting the disease by providing a reaction to a milder form of it. But if the current vaxx is failing on that score then what is the use of taking it?

    And to those that say it is such a small % that are getting it after the shots …. Well it was such a small % that got the original virus BEFORE the shots. As far as I know no one has done a study of the people who are getting the disease after The Jab and probably never will for political reasons.

  17. 2021 April 8 4:37 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    7,

    That restaurant scene was awe inspiring.

  18. 2021 April 8 8:15 am
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    justrand permalink

  19. 2021 April 8 8:38 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    22,

    What a post! At best it is looking more like the most Chauvin might face is MPD disciplinary action? His only mistake may indeed not releasing restraint and rendering aid after.

    Betcha he gets off. It only takes one to hang the jury.

  20. 2021 April 8 9:03 am
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    fight on permalink

    DR I think he should get off as well. Does a jury have the stones to do so. The state is so invested in a guilty verdict that just might leak the name of offending jurist.

  21. 2021 April 8 9:31 am
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    No jurist has the balls to acquit.

  22. 2021 April 8 12:44 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    22, 23 yeah remember that OJ got off.
    With the wrong judge and wrong jury it’s no longer about justice.
    Hope I’m wrong.

  23. 2021 April 8 1:10 pm
    [27]
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Diversity Pilot” (But not United. At least, not yet)

    https://nypost.com/2019/12/20/texas-plane-pilots-last-words-before-crash-lord-you-have-my-soul/

    Texas pilot’s last words before cargo plane crash: ‘Lord, you have my soul’
    Aska, who had a record of repeatedly flunking flight tests, may have mistakenly thought the jet was stalling when its nose was pointed too high, so he jerked it down as the captain fought to pull up, according to the Nation Transportation Safety Board report.

    He added full takeoff power without telling Blakely, resulting in pandemonium in the cockpit, according to the report.

    “Whoa, (where’s) my speed, my speed,” Aska said, according to the transcript released by the National Transportation Safety Bureau. “We’re stalling. Stall.”

    Several thumping sounds could be heard in the cockpit as the plane plummeted 6,200 feet at an airspeed of 433.5 knots (499 mph) with the autopilot engaged before the flight data recorder stopped working.

    https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/pilot-flying-atlas-air-jet-that-crashed-near-houston-had-history-of-panicking-during-training/285-dbea3573-5034-4641-87e2-d502104e9dff
    ‘Train wreck’ | Pilot flying Atlas Air jet that crashed near Houston had history of panicking during training
    NTSB investigators say Conrad Jules Aska gave false information to Atlas Air, concealing issues at past employers and they called his training record “terrible.”

    “The first officer in this accident deliberately concealed his history of performance deficiencies, which limited Atlas Air’s ability to fully evaluate his aptitude and competency as a pilot,” said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt.

    The report said Aska’s “tendency to respond impulsively and inappropriately when faced with an unexpected event during training scenarios at multiple employers suggest an inability to remain calm during stressful situations.”

    “I’m miffed why this pilot was allowed to continue in the cockpit,” NTSB board member Michael Graham said.

  24. 2021 April 8 1:24 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    24,

    See 18 U.S. Code § 1512, — https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/1512 — 20yrs pen Fed.

  25. 2021 April 8 1:33 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “The first officer in this accident deliberately concealed his history of performance deficiencies, which limited Atlas Air’s ability to fully evaluate his aptitude and competency as a pilot,” said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt.
    ———————–

    Which begs the question as to whom is at fault?

    * Pilot
    * Employer
    * govt bureaucracy

    If govt employment law prevents the employer from asking previous employers the qualifications of any operator of a common carrier platform then they are 1st order cause of the accident. The issue of public safety should be part of the mix here and it is NOT in this case. 2nd order cause was the pilot was a liar. But in all honesty he never should have gotten that close to a cockpit again.

    Had I crashed a plane when I had a license I could be assured of a couple of things. NTSB would be looking. FAA would have immediately called a medical on me. And these days one of the local gendarmes would have probably insisted on a blood draw.

  26. 2021 April 8 1:42 pm
    [30]
    bc3b permalink

    BLM storms Iowa state capital building. Look for MLB to attack Iowa as a racissst state:

    https://www.usasupreme.com/videos-insurrection-underway-in-iowa-as-blm-storms-the-state-capitol-building-arrests-are-being-made/

  27. 2021 April 8 1:51 pm
    [31]
    bc3b permalink

    fight on #24 –

    DR I think he should get off as well. Does a jury have the stones to do so. The state is so invested in a guilty verdict that just might leak the name of offending jurist.

    If not, you can bet CNN/MSNBC will dox the name, address and phone number of the jurists.

  28. 2021 April 8 4:06 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “you can bet CNN/MSNBC will dox the name, address and phone number of the jurists”
    Yet we still don’t know the name of Ashli Babbitt’s killer

  29. 2021 April 8 4:26 pm
    [33]

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/04/not-making-national-news-former-nfl-pro-shooter-guns-five-people-south-carolina-including-doctor-two-grandchildren/

    hmm… a “mass” shooting they don’t want to report on, couldn’t image why. 🙂

    Insanity continues:

    New York lawmakers carved out a $2.1 billion Covid fund for illegal aliens who lost work during the pandemic. This is by far the largest in the country and dwarfed California’s $75 million give away to illegals last year. The fund is part of a larger state budget agreement that will offer one-time payments of up to $15,600 to illegals.

    In order to receive the money, illegal aliens must prove they are New York residents who were eligible for Covid stimulus checks but didn’t receive one due to their immigration status. If the illegal alien is unable to provide any kind of documentation, they will still be given $3,200 – the same amount of money Americans were given in Covid stimulus checks approved by Congress.

    LOL… wait I thought NY was against “documentation”, and yet they want it as part of this, then of course there is the 15.6k going to illegals…. fuck your own citizens…nah lets give out 15k to illegals first, and 3200$ to anyone who even files regardless of if they can prove they were even in the state at the time.

    :FACE PALM:

  30. 2021 April 8 4:55 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    KH,

    I have always said, want to catch aliens? Offer’em a freebee. They will sign up in droves and you can catch them as you need them cuz they will provide an address where to mail the check.

  31. 2021 April 8 5:17 pm
    [35]
    JimNorCal permalink

    This is going around the web, a talk on alternate treatments for Covid.
    Idaho physician Dr Ryan Cole, treated about 350K patients in his day, now runs the Cole Diagnostic Lab which has processed about 100K Covid tests.

    I thought this was a stunning talk. About 30 min but watch 5 min and see if you are motivated to go farther.
    https://odysee.com/@SaveMedia:5/capitol-clarity-ryan-cole-on-covid-19-vitamin-d-vaccine-concerns:2

  32. 2021 April 8 6:31 pm
    [36]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  33. 2021 April 8 6:58 pm
    [37]
    drdog09 permalink

    How is it SpaceX can do this — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wiX5QMMlAI — But can’t on the SN series?? Baffling for sure.

  34. 2021 April 8 7:16 pm
    [38]
    Eph permalink

    33 KH

    NY is D+30.

    They can do whatever they want.

  35. 2021 April 8 7:17 pm
    [39]
    Eph permalink

    Pay me $100,000 and Ill get the Wuhan Vax

  36. 2021 April 8 7:26 pm
    [40]
    gnqanq permalink

    Eph PERMALINK

    Pay me $100,000 and Ill get the Wuhan Vax

    Is that how much it will cost you to remove your second tail?

  37. 2021 April 8 7:31 pm
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    Eph permalink

    40 GN

    My life insurance policy is worth $600,000

    Ill bite that bullet for my family.

  38. 2021 April 8 7:32 pm
    [42]
    Eph permalink

    33 KH

    Im a wetback for that $$$$$

  39. 2021 April 8 8:09 pm
    [43]
    JimNorCal permalink

    36, in the replies

    Bitcoiner for a month: Sells #Bitcoin to buy dinner
    Bitcoiner for a year: Sells #Bitcoin to buy a car
    Bitcoiner for two years: Sells #Bitcoin to buy a house

    Bitcoiner for five years: Sells house to buy more #Bitcoin

  40. 2021 April 8 8:13 pm
    [44]
    JimNorCal permalink

    This does seem pathetic.

    HSBC Bank preventing their customers from holding an equity because it has Bitcoin on it’s balance sheet!
    HSBC will not let clients buy Microstrategy stock due to their newly changed policy on “virtual currencies”.

    reply: “HSBC literally banked the Sinaloa drug cartels.”

  41. 2021 April 9 3:10 am
    [45]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  42. 2021 April 9 4:34 am
    [46]
    bc3b permalink

    67% think All-Star Game move triggered by politics:

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/08/poll-67-agree-mlbs-all-star-game-move-was-driven-by-politics-and-publicity/

    I have not watched a single game, seen a single box score nor do I have any idea of the standings. Two years ago this would have been impossible.

  43. 2021 April 9 4:37 am
    [47]
    bc3b permalink

    PRP #45 –

    You can take savages out of the jungle, but ….

  44. 2021 April 9 4:41 am
    [48]
    bc3b permalink

    ip727 #25

    No jurist has the balls to acquit

    The same was true of courts and the election results due to the fear the left and blacks would tear the country apart.

  45. 2021 April 9 6:12 am
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    justrand permalink

    agree with those who say that the jury does not have the balls to acquit Chauvin.

    At the very last minute the persecution prosecution added manslaughter in the second degree.

    All that requires under Minnesota law, is that Chauvin created “an unreasonable risk” to George Floyd.

    Ordinarily such a conviction would result in minimal jail time…BUT, a judge could impose FORTY YEARS. And in Minnesota most likely WOULD.

  46. 2021 April 9 6:14 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    41,

    “My life insurance policy is worth $600,000”

    Would be a downer to find out that The Jab extends a persons life by 20 years…. Just sayin’/

  47. 2021 April 9 6:19 am
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    gnqanq permalink

    41,

    “My life insurance policy is worth $600,000”

    Would be a downer to find out that The Jab extends a persons life by 20 years…. Just sayin’/

    OR

    Maybe, because of the pain and agony it just seems like it.

  48. 2021 April 9 6:29 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    49,

    Smart move by the prosecutor. But the defense has the easiest route on earth to shut that down thanks to the prosecution own witnesses to date — proximate cause. The defense only has to contend that primary cause of death was fentynal and not a choke hold. I believe that the ME was up next on the witness list and that should tell the tale of how that ends up.

    [defense attorney] What was the level of substances in the blood stream?
    [ME] blah, blah, blah.
    [defense attorney] In your expert opinion is such substance levels fatal?
    [ME] Always.
    [defense attorney] So it would not have mattered how he was restrained correct?
    [DA] Objection!
    [defense attorney, scanning jury box] Withdrawn, apologies to the court.

    Just plant the seed then hammer it into the ground on recall for several other prosecution witnesses.

  49. 2021 April 9 6:30 am
    [53]
    drdog09 permalink

    51,

    Touche`

  50. 2021 April 9 6:34 am
    [54]
    drdog09 permalink

    Probably true — https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/tyler-o-neil/2021/04/08/wait-did-joe-biden-run-for-president-because-of-hunter-biden-n1438631

    The sad bit, Hunter Biden will be found in a ditch, hotel room or car dead from a drug overdose sometime in the future. People that F’d up can’t be saved. Worse, his father is as much an enabler to his condition as Hunter is. But in the meantime Joe is going to flush a nation down the toilet in some vain redemption fiasco.

  51. 2021 April 9 6:43 am
    [55]
    drdog09 permalink

    Well this should raise the butt pucker level amongst the capital hill PoPo — https://amgreatness.com/2021/04/07/d-c-medical-coroner-rules-ashli-babbitts-death-a-homicide/

  52. 2021 April 9 6:47 am
    [56]
    drdog09 permalink

  53. 2021 April 9 6:50 am
    [57]
    drdog09 permalink

    If ya don’t think that there will be a global fin reset of the gold price, yer nuts — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/hungarian-central-bank-boosts-gold-reserves-3000-less-3-years — Poland, Austria, Russia and China doing the same thing.

  54. 2021 April 9 7:08 am
    [58]
    gnqanq permalink

    drdog – off topic (but what else is new), what is the wife hearing about Russia – Ukraine?

  55. 2021 April 9 7:16 am
    [59]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Yeah, also interested in Ukraine news.

    Elsewhere–
    This is why you never give up your guns.
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-bryan-mass-shooting-people-injured-critical-condition
    “At this site, when law enforcement showed up it was already over with,” Bryan Police Lt. Jason James said earlier.

  56. 2021 April 9 7:47 am
    [60]
    drdog09 permalink

    Tell ya what, I’ll do a post on the Russia-Ukraine thing tomorrow.

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