7 thoughts on “ASG Will Now Be at Coors Field

    1. Camden is the nicest park I’ve ever been to. I’d never object to watching a game there. I personally thought a natural choice for this year would be Milwaukee since the MLB plans to use All Star Week to honor Hank Aaron. The Rays have never hosted an ASG…and never will until they get a new stadium.

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  1. Nice job by MLB, bowing to the woke mob and taking their game to a whiter place.
    Racial make up of Georgia: White only (no Hispanic or Latino): 52%. Black/African American: 32.6%. Hispanic/Latino: 9.9%, Asian: 4.4%.
    Colorado: White only (no Hispanic or Latino): 67.7%, Black/African American: 4.6%, Hispanic/Latino: 21.8%, Asian: 3.5%.
    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/GA
    https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/CO
    Wonder what Manfred will do about this?

    Click to access 78CF154CCBCADC0ED3A4F51D7EBB4E85.04.05.21-rubio-letter-to-mlb-re-georgia.pdf

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  2. This week I’ve gotten a stark reminder of why I rarely post anything political or even comment on political topics. I dislike the adversarial/us vs them nature of it to start with. Governance is much more important than sporting contests but it often gets the same treatment. Social media and e-media platforms do not do a good job of enabling nuanced conversations. Even when someone does try to write a full opinion, only people who agree with said commenter generally read the whole thing, and then that reader is as likely to be reading their own opinion into the comment as actually fully comprehending what was being said.

    Sometimes political topics force their way into my life. I did not feel there was a way to avoid it when the All Star Game got moved. This is a baseball blog, and that was a significant baseball event. I tried to be careful in my original post. I never mentioned race. I didn’t feel it would be helpful—that is always a charged topic. Whether the GA voting law was racially motivated or not, or meant to suppress voting by the poor, elderly or any other group, is a matter of interpretation. I have my own opinion, of course, but chose to point out what I felt the worst part of the law is and why I think the legal challenges against it will ultimately prevail…and it’s not race or demographics. It’s the very simple notion that outlawing an act of kindness—giving another person food or water is absurd and not to be tolerated. The law will fail because groups that put slogans or political promotional labels on the bottle of water, granola bar or whatever are engaging in free speech. The first amendment specifically forbids any branch or level of government passing laws to constrain that. Yes, if a person brings their own food/water, they don’t need a hand out…but that really isn’t the point. The point is whether it’s okay to forbid it and to eliminate a way for someone to advocate for a preferred candidate or ballot resolution, one that imposes no coercion or harm on the recipient. No, I believe that is not okay.
    Is it okay for corporate leadership to voice their own opinions? Yes. Can they do so by changing how they do business in particular places or with particular entities? Yes it happens a lot. Is that part okay? That’s a matter of opinion too. Is it hypocritical to change venues for the ASG and not get embroiled in a matter with another country that our government has elected to address by careful engagement for close to 50 years rather than drawing a hard line? Maybe. Is not the entire world full of apparent contradictions? Might not one tactic work with one group and cause worse problems with another? I’m not wise enough to sort through that.
    As for this post, well, I wasn’t trying to be political at all. It just sounded like a home run derby at Coors could be some silly fun. Watch or don’t watch based on the MLB’s moving the event. That’s fine.

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    1. Personally I don’t think this is as racially motivated as it is politically. This is one political party attempting to make it as difficult as possible and as miserable an experience as possible for anyone of the other party who just so happens to be largely made up of one race of people, in an attempt to make people so frustrated with the system they don’t bother to show up. It’s the most un-American thing I can possibly think of and it should offend everyone to their core, but unfortunately this is standard procedure for a party that knows they do not have the majority and are on the unpopular side of most major issues. They know they can’t win in a straight up and down fight, so they turn to whatever cheap, embarrassing tricks they can think of to try to scam their way into power.

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      1. I’m actually a member of the party behind this law. One of my main problems with politics today is that it’s become more a political dichotomy rather than a spectrum. I’ve watched favored candidates either get shoved aside for being “not conservative enough” or shift further to the right. I’ve also seen the other party do the same to candidates deemed not “ progressive” enough. Both sides play to their “base”—the loud, intransigent voices who dominate social media and think compromise is a four-letter word. Centrists like me are watching ourselves get disenfranchised.

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        1. Can’t disagree with you there. I tend to consider myself more centrist aswell. I tend to take each issue independently, and anymore, both the left and the right have been pulled to such extremes, no one can tell what anyone stands for anymore, except “not the other side.”

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