Here’s a tweet that won’t age well, and not for just one reason. As you know by now, Major League Baseball has decided to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta in reaction to Georgia’s new election law. Washington Post sports columnist Thomas Boswell had a scalding-hot take, calling it the game’s most important action since Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947.
MLB's stand on moving the All-Star Game out of Atlanta due to voter-suppression laws in Georgia is the game's most important action since Jackie Robinson arrived in '47. When MLB, often slow to act, takes a strong stand, it means that it believes that it KNOWS the nation's pulse.
— Thomas Boswell (@ThomasBoswellWP) April 2, 2021
We like the hedging of bets at the end there; MLB believes it knows the nation’s pulse.
I’m a man 2X as black as Barack Obama and a lifelong fan of the @SFGiants. I use to enjoy how we could leave politics in the parking lot when attending the ballpark. Now that #MLB has joined in the woke cluster🤬 and caved to lying leftists, I may say to hell with all of you.
— Too Bright For Your Gaslight (@LNSmithee) April 3, 2021
This won’t age well.
Enabling vote fraud isn’t like breaking the color barrier.
— GeorgetteO (@Orwell_2012) April 3, 2021
Jackie Robinson is a HERO. Please.
— RealMikeTee (@RealMichaelTee) April 3, 2021
This is actually pretty gross and disrespectful to an actual civil rights hero.
— Brad Pritts (@BradleyPritts) April 3, 2021
What a slap at the memory of Robinson and Aaron.
— Jeremy Coleman (@jeremycoleman) April 2, 2021
Comparing Jackie Robinson breaking the race barrier w/ GA codifying ID requirements to vote (which btw is supported by 70% of ppl) is quite possibly the stupidest thing I’ve read on this garbage website.
— Jordan Hohwieler (@JHoFoSho_9) April 3, 2021
Let’s go to instant replay because this is a bad call.
— Todd White (@ToddRWhite) April 2, 2021
Your own newspaper says this is based on a lie.
— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) April 3, 2021
Excuse me you didn't see that KNOW was in all caps.
— Jack Fowler (@jackfowler) April 3, 2021
#JournalimIsDead …. a reporter who hasn’t taken the time to research and read what he opines on … isn’t a journalist, he’s an uninformed sheep activist
— Tom Martino (@tom_martino1) April 3, 2021
Name specifics on how this is a "voter-suppression law." Or maybe just read your own paper which issued a correction noting everything Biden claimed about the law is a lie.
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) April 3, 2021
Please point out which section(s) and/or sub-section(s) of that law is/are the problem(s).
Otherwise, I don't believe you have even read that law.
— Me (@Keefer1958) April 3, 2021
This law does nothing to suppress the vote. It is more accommodating than many blue states. Please point out how it suppresses voting, if you can. MLB totally whiffed on this and will alienate a lot of fans. I, for one, am done with these 🤡🤡🤡.
Explain the part of the law that you object the most to, assuming you’ve read it, which you haven’t.
— Matt Williams (@mjwilliams06) April 3, 2021
If your takes on politics are this nonsensical, your sports opinions must be fantastic
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) April 3, 2021
Moron. The new Georgia law puts them in the top half of states for ease of access and above NY and NJ.
— Boris_Badenoff (@Boris_Badenoff) April 3, 2021
Tell me, since you’re feeling so high and mighty, in what state is MLB’s headquarters located and what are their voter laws like compared to Georgia?
— Rob Embrey🇺🇸🏴🐵 (@baywatchboy) April 2, 2021
— Kate Austin (@KateAus1976) April 2, 2021
— ⬜🟥⬜ roxpublius 👓 (@rox_publius) April 3, 2021
DEMOCRATS JUST KNOW EVERYONE LOVES THEIR MANICALLY ABSURD POSERY.
— D.W.Robinson – Vendetta Shakespeare of TWlTTER (@_DWRobinson) April 3, 2021
MLB doesn't have a clue of the nation's pulse!
— Long Tall Sally (@HelterSkelter37) April 3, 2021
“nation’s pulse” pic.twitter.com/KmG6IrKAhD
— CoryM (@itoldyoumonsoon) April 2, 2021
It KNOWS the pulse of woke Twitter.
— Fred Slater (@fred_slater) April 3, 2021
Nothing about MLB is remotely close to a nation's pulse. Get real.
— Mr. Toomey's Nacho Supreme (@toomey_mr) April 3, 2021
MLB and a pulse? The national pastime should check its pulse, been dying for years.
— KingForADay (@stugotmilk) April 3, 2021
"It means that it believes that it KNOWS the nation's pulse"
Here's a reality check for MLB: pic.twitter.com/XvYThudOFc
— Vitixus (@AlexxVitixus) April 3, 2021
The nation's pulse believes only actual citizens should be allowed to vote. @mlb is wrong and so are you.
— J Chris Mason (@jchrismason) April 3, 2021
And the propaganda continues.
— Mike Anitori (@MikeAnitori) April 3, 2021
Such a strong stand canceling…1 out of 82 MLB games scheduled to occur in Georgia this year.
— Mike S (@MikeFSUAFC) April 2, 2021
Huh? Zero comparison. Woke cancel culture relocated an event while robbing Atlantans of huge economic impact vs. a single athlete risking everything, crossing the color barrier and changing a sport forever.
— Mike Friedman (@miconmike) April 3, 2021
Holy crap, this is a dumb take.
— Brian Knotts (@brianknotts) April 2, 2021
But it's all based on a BIG lie.
— Rub NSFW (@rubguy) April 3, 2021
*dismissive wanking gesture
— 5PointSlo (@5PointSlo) April 2, 2021
The pandering is strong with this one pic.twitter.com/Con8XsWNvw
— Scott Dickenson (@scottddickenson) April 3, 2021
— Austin Ruse (@austinruse) April 3, 2021
We don’t believe MLB has any idea what the nation’s pulse is.
Biden calls Georgia election law ‘Jim Crow on steroids’ to support MLB moving All-Star game out of the state https://t.co/NGb7GHUpuJ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2021