Major League Baseball on Monday opposed a demand by a conservative small business group that it return next month’s All-Star Game to Atlanta, after moving the game in response to Georgia’s restrictive new voting law.
MLB and Commissioner Rob Manfred accused the Job Creators Network of “political theatrics” in filing a $1 billion lawsuit over their decision to move the July 13 game to Denver’s Coors Field from Truist Park outside Atlanta. read more
The defendants said the group could not show its members were injured or denied their civil rights, and said moving the game served the public interest by protecting baseball’s ability to “demonstrate its values as a sport.”
Howard Kleinhendler, a lawyer for Job Creators Network, said MLB…