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Dodgers: Magic Johnson Reacts to MLB Pulling the All-Star Game in Atlanta

The Dodgers part-owner sounds off on the decision.



The Dodgers are set to host the All-Star Game in 2022. That decision was made after Los Angeles missed out on hosting in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Up until recently, the Atlanta Braves were going to host it this Summer. 

Georgia passed controversial voting laws that make it difficult for people of color to vote within the state. Those laws have been under fire for some time, and MLB decided to get together with all 30 teams to make a decision. The Dodgers were included in that. 

Yesterday, Dodgers part-owner Magic Johnson took to Twitter to voice his reaction to the league pulling the game out of Atlanta. Johnson even thank MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in the process. 

I want to applaud and extend a thank you to MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred for moving the All-Star Game out of Georgia following the Governor’s signing of the new restrictive voting law. Way to be a leader and take a strong stance!

As of right now, MLB has not released a replacement city for the All-Star Game. The Dodgers will reportedly not be an option though, since they are set to host in the Summer of 2022. Many believe that the new ballpark in Texas will be the direction the league goes. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.