Quantcast

MLB Hit w/$100M Lawsuit for Pulling All-Star Game from Ga.

'We want the game back where it belongs...'

Major League Baseball was hit with a $100-million lawsuit this week over its decision to pull the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta, Georgia, in response to the state’s new election integrity law.

The Job Creators Network, which has more than 30 partners, filed a lawsuit in New York City federal court on Tuesday, demanding that the MLB return the All-Star Game to Georgia or pay tens of millions of dollars in damages for moving it, the lawsuit says.

The $100 million figure aligns with revenue estimates of what local businesses in the Atlanta area will lose now that the game has been moved to Denver, Colorado, according to the Job Creators Network.

“MLB robbed the small businesses of Atlanta – many of them minority-owned – of $100 million. We want the game back where it belongs,” Alfredo Ortiz, president of the Job Creators Network, told FOX Business. “This was a knee-jerk, hypocritical and illegal reaction to misinformation about Georgia’s new voting law which includes voter ID.”

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The MLB withdrew the All-Star Game from Atlanta in April after Georgia passed a law tightening voter identification and ballot authenticity requirements.

Democrats, including President Joe Biden, claimed the law was discriminatory towards minorities, even though the new law expands voting access throughout the state.

Ortiz pointed out that the same identification “restrictions” passed by Georgia are required by the MLB: “Major League Baseball itself requests ID at will-call ticket windows at Yankee Stadium in New York, Busch Stadium in St. Louis and at ballparks all across the country,” he said.

Regardless, Biden publicly called on the MLB to leave the state, claiming people “look” to the sports industry as an example.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

“I think today’s professional athletes are acting incredibly responsibly. I would strongly support them doing that,” he said when asked whether the MLB should relocate the All-Star Game.

- Advertisement -

TRENDING NOW

St. Louis Sues Missouri for 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Law

(Headline USA) St. Louis and adjoining St. Louis County filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block Missouri's new law barring state and local authorities...

Biden Admin. Can’t Stop Cyber Attacks; Most Americans Pay Off Hackers

(Associated Press) If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help...

Judge Dismisses BLM Lawsuit Over Trump Clearing Rioters from DC Park

(Headline USA) A federal judge has dismissed a majority of the claims filed by activists who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil...

Biden Bribes Parents w/ $500+ Monthly Payouts, Even if They Don’t Pay Taxes

(The Center Square, Casey Harper) A sweeping new federal program that will provide monthly payouts to parents kicks off next month, and the Biden...

Mistrial Halts Case on Minimum Wage for Immigrant Detainees

(Headline USA) A trial over whether the GEO Group must pay minimum wage---instead of $1 a day---to immigration detainees who perform tasks like cooking...

SCOTUS Rules NCAA Can’t Set Limits on Athlete Compensation

(Headline USA) The Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that the NCAA can’t enforce rules limiting education-related benefits---like computers and paid internships---that colleges offer to...

Michigan Woman Killed After Firing on Police Officer at Juneteenth Parade

(Headline USA) A 19-year-old Michigan woman died after exchanging gunfire with a police officer who was controlling traffic near a weekend Juneteenth parade, authorities...

Pro-Freedom Icon Ammon Bundy Launches Campaign for Idaho Gov. Race

(Headline USA) Pro-freedom activist Ammon Bundy on Saturday came out with his first videos announcing his campaign to become governor of Idaho. “I’m running for...

Biden, Dems Face Long Summer Slog to Push Radical Leftist Agenda

(Headline USA) During the Trump administration, the act of governing seemed to happen at the speed of presidential tweets. But now President Joe Biden is...
- Advertisement -