Left-Wing Cultural Marxism Poisons Baseball


The 2021 MLB Season started off with such promise last Thursday only to meet a swift rebuke due to a controversial decision involving the location of the annual All-Star Game in July which was to be hosted by the city of Atlanta and the Braves Franchise. The decision, years in the making which current Commissioner Rob Manfred made in the summer of 2016 was suddenly and swiftly revoked for something that would be completely uncontroversial in normal times – a Georgia Voter Protection law that strengths voting procedures including ID for absentee and mail-in ballots as well as in-person voting.

Just for additional context the measure passed in Georgia is similar to voter and election integrity bills passed in 38 states.

Despite this important measure being passed into law and signed by the Georgia Governor as well as the other states, Major League Baseball chose to place a juicy political false narrative of unfounded racialized allegations.  This came from the usual Left-Wing groups in Georgia and nationwide.  This mendacious effort being led by failed gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams and the Biden regime in Washington placed undue pressure to move the game from Atlanta, Georgia to Colorado, citing unfounded racial claims with regards to the new election integrity adopted by Georgia with bipartisan support.

This has led to criticism on all sides of the political spectrum including from the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump.  Trump urged others to boycott baseball in response to this decision.  He also suggested boycotts of other companies who have rebuked the law.  Coke, Delta and other corporate giants were mentioned.

According to recent polling done by both Rasmussen Reports and Big Data Poll stated anywhere between 75-80% of Americans including 69% of Black Americans support Voter ID measures such as the one passed in Georgia, be adopted nationwide.

In addition, roughly the same number when asked if they support the move by MLB to remove the ASG from Atlanta, gave resounding disapproval.  They said that sports specifically should not be weighing in, and taking a decidedly left-wing stance on the issues of the day.

Based on the data I just shared, we the American People love the game of Baseball but don’t support Major League Baseball as a Public/Corporate entity when they wade into important issues like voter ID. This is especially true when a majority of Americans support these laws regardless of political affiliation.

In the opinion of this writer, I agree with former MLB Commissioner Fay Vincent who said that current Commissioner Manfred should have treaded carefully.  He continued with; MLB as a whole shouldn’t have taken this stance because of the alienation it caused among the majority of MLB’s fanbase.

As a fellow American conservative and baseball fan, I am tired of cultural Marxists on the left infecting the American sports landscape causing it to no longer resemble the fun and entertaining escape from the issues of the day. The moral of this story is it’s time to stand up against the cancer of Marxism in sports and return it to the pantheon of Americana it once was.


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Chaz Packan is a life-long Frederick County Resident who graduated from Linganore High School in 2010. He completed senior year work study with the Frederick Keys the local Orioles High-A Affiliate as well as contributing to the Linganore student newspaper The Lance. He was with the Keys from February 2010 to September 2016. While there he contributed to the Keys GameDay program conducting player interviews as well as writing GameDay features. Chaz completed studies at Frederick Community College obtaining an AA in Communications while at FCC, Chaz received an excellence in journalism award from his journalism professor for his contributions to the FCC student newspaper The Commuter. After completing his associates at FCC, Chaz started his own Facebook Live sports program called SportsTalk with Chaz which he did from his home from 2016 to 2017 interviewing several local sports personalities including Frank Herzog, Brenda Frese, Rob Ambrose and ESPN NFL Analyst Anita Marks. Recently, Chaz worked for local Republican Frederick County State Delegate Dan Cox in Annapolis as a Legislative Aide during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions. Chaz will be a regular contributor to the Tentacle touching on local and regional sports as well as his interest in the political process both locally and nationally touching on the issues from a conservative point of view. Tentacle Readers will enjoy Chaz’s depth of knowledge on the subjects he shares a passion for.