Remember When the MLB Was American?

 

From Ivan Pentchoukov writing in the Epoch Times (behind the paywall):

Major League Baseball had extended and expanded its contract with a Chinese telecommunications giant shortly before boycotting the state of Georgia over the league’s disagreement with the election reforms recently enacted by the Peach State’s democratically elected governor and legislature.

And this from Michael Ruiz at Fox News:

Major League Baseball is protesting a democratically passed Georgia voting law while bolstering ties with a Communist Party-backed Chinese company that cracked down on an NBA executive who supported the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong.

“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” league commissioner Rob Manfred said announcing the decision to pull this year’s All-Star Game out of the Peach State Friday.

He said protesting Georgia’s new GOP-backed election integrity law was “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport.”

The MLB has gone from mainstream one man one vote values to the one man holds all votes values of Xi’s CCP. American integrity slain at the altar of American avarice. They should start transferring the teams to CCP cities now, they have no business doing business with free men.

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  1. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Sisyphus: They should start transferring the teams to CCP cities now, they have no business doing business with free men.

    This says it all. Tragic. Our losses just keep piling up.

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  2. kedavis Member
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    Why not Patriot League Baseball?  Sounds like a niche that someone could easily fill.

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  3. Sisyphus Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why not Patriot League Baseball? Sounds like a niche that someone could easily fill.

    Sorry, MLB has the legal monopoly. For the moment. Cuz, Congress.

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  4. Percival Thatcher
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    No MLB.com for me this year, I’m afraid. That’s okay. Rob and the boys will make it up in the Chinese market.

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  5. kedavis Member
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why not Patriot League Baseball? Sounds like a niche that someone could easily fill.

    Sorry, MLB has the legal monopoly. For the moment. Cuz, Congress.

    Don’t they just have an anti-trust exemption, which isn’t quite the same as an enforced monopoly?

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  6. Sisyphus Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why not Patriot League Baseball? Sounds like a niche that someone could easily fill.

    Sorry, MLB has the legal monopoly. For the moment. Cuz, Congress.

    Don’t they just have an anti-trust exemption, which isn’t quite the same as an enforced monopoly?

    I believe you are correct. I am not a lawyer and anyone following any of my utterances as authoritative legal advice has a place in Arkham reserved for them. (Is it legal to be committed to a fictional asylum?)

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  7. DonG (2+2=5. Say it!) Coolidge
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    Baseball, hotdogs, apple pie and Chevrolet….

    America’s past time is past its time.

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  8. Hoyacon Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why not Patriot League Baseball? Sounds like a niche that someone could easily fill.

    Somebody in another thread mentioned college ball, but here ya go.

    You can even root for Army and/or Navy.

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  9. kedavis Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Why not Patriot League Baseball? Sounds like a niche that someone could easily fill.

    Somebody in another thread mentioned college ball, but here ya go.

    You can even root for Army and/or Navy.

    Or maybe not, if the Army and Navy are getting on the woke train too.

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  10. Sisyphus Member
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    I wonder if Hillsdale has a team?

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  11. Susan Quinn Contributor
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    I wonder if Hillsdale has a team?

    They have an internationally lauded shooting team. Maybe that’s even better!

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  12. kedavis Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    I wonder if Hillsdale has a team?

    They have an internationally lauded shooting team. Maybe that’s even better!

    Could very well be.

    Shooting teams used to be pretty common, including pre-college.

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  13. Hang On Member
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    The link at Fox to show their connection to the CCP is a run around. What was it saying?

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  14. Sisyphus Member
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    Hang On (View Comment):

    The link at Fox to show their connection to the CCP is a run around. What was it saying?

    The point they were trying to make, looping the NBA/Houston Rockets angle in, is that Tencent, a CCP company, has a history of making political demands on its business partners. The inference being that the Georgia boycott was a likely precondition to closing the broadcast deal. 

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  15. Jim McConnell Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    I wonder if Hillsdale has a team?

    They have an internationally lauded shooting team. Maybe that’s even better!

    Could very well be.

    Shooting teams used to be pretty common, including pre-college.

    A friend of mine taught at a high school that had a .22 rifle range in the basement. Imagine that happening now.

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  16. Percival Thatcher
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    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    I wonder if Hillsdale has a team?

    They have an internationally lauded shooting team. Maybe that’s even better!

    Could very well be.

    Shooting teams used to be pretty common, including pre-college.

    A friend of mine taught at a high school that had a .22 rifle range in the basement. Imagine that happening now.

    My high school still had one in the 70s. I think @arahant has used it too. I know his brother did.

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  17. Flicker Coolidge
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    Sisyphus: Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,

    You mean no restrictions?  Like being able to give each person in line fifty bucks to vote straight Democrat?  That’s restricted, too.

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  18. kedavis Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Sisyphus: Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,

    You mean no restrictions? Like being able to give each person in line fifty bucks to vote straight Democrat? That’s a restricted, too.

    They probably don’t believe that anyone needs to be “bribed” to vote democrat, that’s just “normal.”

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  19. Sisyphus Member
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Sisyphus: Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,

    You mean no restrictions? Like being able to give each person in line fifty bucks to vote straight Democrat? That’s a restricted, too.

    Or things like legal qualifications to vote or limiting people to one vote or denying the dead or my cat to vote. 

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  20. Flicker Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Sisyphus: Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,

    You mean no restrictions? Like being able to give each person in line fifty bucks to vote straight Democrat? That’s a restricted, too.

    They probably don’t believe that anyone needs to be “bribed” to vote democrat, that’s just “normal.”

    Okay.  Going door to door and assisting people to the polling place, in rented vans, and giving everyone $50 for the cab back home.  In return for voting straight Democrat ticket.  That can’t be either illegal or immoral.

    To not do so would be immoral.

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  21. Flicker Coolidge
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    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Sisyphus: Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,

    You mean no restrictions? Like being able to give each person in line fifty bucks to vote straight Democrat? That’s a restricted, too.

    Or things like legal qualifications to vote or limiting people to one vote or denying the dead or my cat to vote.

    Yes, it’s only right.  And world-wide voting by app.  Charges reversed.  (Come to think of it, this would make a good title for a book by Dinesh D’Sousa.)

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  22. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Percival (View Comment):

    No MLB.com for me this year, I’m afraid. That’s okay. Rob and the boys will make it up in the Chinese market.

    Except they will not. Baseball is not global like basketball. Every Republican governor, state legislature, and Senator must denounce MLB and declare no extension of valuable breaks or even event protection until MLB retracts its false claims and restores the All Star game to Atlanta. I blame McConnell, Lyin’ Ryan, and McCarthy. After all, Democrats are keeping their promises to their core supporters.

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  23. EHerring Coolidge
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    I like the part where Biden leaned on the MLB to pull the All Star game out of a blue county to punish the whole state when the rest of the state will watch it on TV no matter where it is while the folks most harmed are the ordinary folks, mostly Biden voters, who would have made money in the service industries supporting the influx of fans.

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  24. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Sisyphus: Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,

    You mean no restrictions? Like being able to give each person in line fifty bucks to vote straight Democrat? That’s a restricted, too.

    They probably don’t believe that anyone needs to be “bribed” to vote democrat, that’s just “normal.”

    Except for the part where they straight up told people they’d get $2k for voting for Democrats. 

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  25. kedavis Member
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    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Sisyphus: Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,

    You mean no restrictions? Like being able to give each person in line fifty bucks to vote straight Democrat? That’s a restricted, too.

    They probably don’t believe that anyone needs to be “bribed” to vote democrat, that’s just “normal.”

    Except for the part where they straight up told people they’d get $2k for voting for Democrats.

    Trump wanted that too, and I expect it would have been the same if he had been re-elected.  But it would be a lot easier to “pay for it” since Keystone and fracking would not be shut down, etc etc.

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  26. OwnedByDogs Coolidge
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    China ruins everything. It is about time people “woke” up to that.

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  27. cdor Member
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    I sent this note to the customer service/comment email for MLB:

    “Do you think that people currently considered “minority” or “people of color” are too ignorant to have an ID when attempting to vote in our country? If so, you are a racist. As such, I can no longer support your organization by attending MLB games in person, or by watching them on TV, or even listening to them on the radio.

    It is so obvious that anyone not supporting secure and honest elections actually wants fraudulent elections, thus in reality, canceling the voting rights for millions upon millions of American citizens. Major League Baseball has become the antithesis of an American corporation. and baseball is anything but America’s pastime.”

     They took note of my comment, gave it a number, and said they would respond. That was several days ago. I hope my comment was one of millions.

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  28. kedavis Member
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    Doesn’t MLB require ID to get into MLB games?

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  29. cdor Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Doesn’t MLB require ID to get into MLB games?

    I do not think so.

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  30. Percival Thatcher
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    cdor (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Doesn’t MLB require ID to get into MLB games?

    I do not think so.

    You’ll have to show ID if you order your tickets “will call.”

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