Almost two months after Major League Baseball moved the 2021 All-Star game From Atlanta to Coors Field, Colorado In the wake of Georgia’s passage of a controversial reform of election laws, a federal judge has dropped an attempt to bring the Midsummer Classic back to Truist Park.
to me Tim Tucker From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni in New York rejected a request for an injunction that would force the game to be played in Atlanta on July 13 after the conservative organization Job Creators Network (JCN) filed a lawsuit claiming he was representing the local business in Atlanta affected by the MLB transfer of exhibitions.
“To say that the legal basis for this lawsuit is weak and muddled is an understatement,” Judge Caproni said Thursday. “The plaintiff alleges that (MLB and the players union) were members of a conspiracy to violate the constitutional rights of JCN members…but I am still confused as to how to do it.”
Judge added: “But whether small business owners as a group agree or disagree, are deeply divided or know nothing about the issue, it is hard to see how the MLB decision has had an impact on the equal protection rights of small business owners as a group.”
Back in early April, MLB Players Association CEO Tony Clark I suggested The All-Star game could be moved because the syndicate members were “very aware” of what was happening in Georgia.
for every Associated Press (h/t ESPN), the suit was asking for “$100 million in damages and $1 billion in punitive damages.”