Texas Governor Greg Abbott Releases Statement On Why He Will Be Boycotting The MLB

Texas governor Greg Abbott was heavily scrutinized for his decision to green-light the Rangers to have fans back in their stadium at full capacity. Abbott was expected to do a victory lap, and throw out the first pitch at the Rangers Opening Day game. But now he’s pissed off at the MLB, and will not be showing face at any game in the near future.


This comes after the league made the decision to move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta due to a controversial new Georgia voting bill. Abbott slammed the MLB for their decision.

“I was looking forward to throwing out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ home opening game until @MLB adopted what has turned out to be a false narrative about Georgia’s election law reforms,” Abbott tweeted Monday. “It is shameful that America’s pastime is being influenced by partisan politics.”

The MLB has not responded to Greg Abbott after his decision to boycott the league. Commissioner Rob Manfred immediately spoke on his choice to move the All-Star Game last week.

“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” said Commissioner Rob Manfred.

“In 2020 … We proudly used our platform to encourage baseball fans and communities throughout our country to perform their civic duty and actively participate in the voting process. Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support.”

We’ll see if any new developments end up coming out of this situation between the MLB and Greg Abbott.

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