Source Tells CNN If MLB Didn’t Move All-Star Game, Media Would Have Hounded Players

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An “informed source” admitted to CNN that the MLB’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, Georgia, came in part because media outlets would have hounded players about their thoughts on boycotting the state following a sustained media campaign of misinformation about Georgia’s new voting law.

In a Twitter thread, CNN anchor Jake Tapper relayed what the anonymous source told CNN regarding the political considerations behind the MLB’s decision. This source told CNN there would have been consequences if they hadn’t pulled the All-Star Game, so they acted proactively. Among those consequences was the fact that a biased media would have repeatedly asked professional baseball players about their own stance on the law and urged them to boycott the state, though the source didn’t say that explicitly.

“MLB officials made the decision because if they didn’t then the decision would be left to individual players, individual All-Stars, some of whom no doubt would have individually boycotted the game themselves,” Tapper tweeted. “In short: There was no way to avoid this becoming political.”

Tapper followed up that tweet with one about how the media would have treated All-Star players for the next several months.

“If MLB hadn’t acted, individual players would certainly have been asked from now until July whether they were boycotting or not. It would have — arguably — become a bigger issue,” Tapper wrote.

3/ If MLB hadn’t acted, individual players would certainly have been asked from now until July whether they were boycotting or not. It would have — arguably — become a bigger issue.

This is the giveaway. The MLB appears to have feared an activist media – not fans or residents of Atlanta.

The source explained to CNN that the MLB made its decision in part to protect players from this coordinated media attack.

“So @MLB did what they thought was taking one for the team, as it were, trying to protect the individual players and to operate as a cohesive whole, the source tells CNN,” Tapper wrote. “Whatever you think of the decision, that was part of the calculation.”

4/ So @MLB did what they thought was taking one for the team, as it were, trying... (Read more)



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