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Baltimore Orioles, Mayor Brandon Scott Say They Help MLB’s Choice To Transfer All-Star Recreation Out Of Atlanta

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Major League Baseball is moving this season’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft out of Atlanta in response to a controversial new Georgia voting law.

The game was supposed to be played at Truist Park in July.

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The Atlanta Braves said their franchise is “deeply disappointed” by the decision to move the game.

A new host city has yet to be announced.

In Baltimore, Mayor Brandon Scott and the Orioles said they support the MLB’s decision.

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Statement of Orioles Chairman & CEO @johnpangelos and @mayorbmscott: pic.twitter.com/toyFV5r8x7

— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) April 3, 2021

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In a joint statement, they say, in part, “we encourage everyone to use this moment to fight for fair elections, register eligible Americans to vote and make their voices heard.”

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