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The 2021 MLB All-Star Game was not too long ago moved out of Atlanta because of a Georgia legislation being handed that restricts voting access in the state. The sport ended up being moved to Coors Field in Colorado.

During Tuesday’s installment of “Nothing Personal with David Samson,” former Marlins president David Samson weighed in on the choice and revealed why he thinks the All-Star Game should not have been moved.

“I wouldn’t have moved the game,” Samson mentioned. “Because while I do think that there’s an intersection between sports and politics — I don’t think players should shut up and dribble — I think it’s critical that we’re all educated and make decisions. I don’t think it’s critical that we’re all Democratic or Republican. I think it’s critical that you are what you believe in. It is very dangerous when running a company to make a decision based on what I perceive to be pressure from one side or the other. It’s important to make the best decision for your company.”

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In an announcement, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned the choice to move the All-Star Game was “the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport.” The determination was made after consulting with groups, present and former gamers, and the MLB Players Association.

Samson believes that Manfred felt pressured to move the sport and that was why the choice was made.

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