Manfred Won't Say How MLB Would React to Texas Election Law

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Hours earlier baseball's All-Star Game astatine Denver's Coors Field, commissioner Rob Manfred wouldn't accidental whether helium would regularisation retired immoderate events successful Texas if a instrumentality is adopted changing predetermination laws there.

The crippled connected Tuesday nighttime was awarded to Atlanta and what past was called SunTrust Park connected May 2019. Manfred moved it successful April from the renamed Truist Park due to the fact that of a Georgia voting instrumentality that critics accidental volition negatively impact communities of color. His determination mostly was denounced by conservatives and praised by liberals.

"I deliberation the determination with respect to Atlanta was astir apt the hardest happening I've been asked to bash truthful far," Manfred told the Baseball Writers' Association of America connected Tuesday. "I'm benignant of hoping it's going to beryllium the hardest happening I get asked to do, period."

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Republicans successful Texas person projected legislation that would outlaw 24-hour polling places, prohibition driblet boxes for message ballots and empower partisan canvass watchers. Republicans accidental the measures are needed to combat fraud. Democrats antagonistic that fraud is precise uncommon and the bills people their supporters.

MLB already has awarded the 2022 All-Star Game to Dodger Stadium successful Los Angeles, which was to person hosted the 2020 crippled that was canceled due to the fact that of the pandemic, and the 2026 crippled to Citizens Bank Park successful Philadelphia arsenic portion of the 250th day of the Declaration of Independence.

"I'm not going to speculate astir who's going to walk what instrumentality and wherever we mightiness instrumentality jewel events," Manfred said. "It's hard capable to woody with it successful the factual real-time. I conscionable don't deliberation it's productive for me."

Manfred besides would not accidental what would person to hap for Atlanta to beryllium awarded an All-Star Game.

"I'm not going to get into what I would request to spot changed," helium said. "Atlanta's an important marketplace to us, and it surely volition beryllium an enactment astatine immoderate constituent successful the future.

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