They are messing with people’s livelihoods.
The MLB has recently moved the All-Star Game to Colorado which has made many people mad, including black business owner Darrell Anderson.
Anderson is an owner of a limousine service that would have seen an increase in business during the All-Star week. He spoke out stating, “As the owner of a transportation service in Atlanta, I know firsthand how badly our community wanted the All-Star Game played here. The $100 million in revenue to this area was going to be the opportunity for all of us to recover some of the losses that we incurred during the pandemic. Now, not only is that revenue gone, we may lose even more because conventions that were planned for Atlanta are now up in the air thanks to this decision by the MLB.”
Along with Anderson, a group advocating for small businesses sent a letter to the MLB commissioner that said, “Your decision is punishing the very group you claim to be defending. Small businesses in Georgia are hurting and you pulled a multi-million dollar rug out from underneath them…. Don’t let activist groups weaponize America’s pastime to push radical ideas that MLB fans don’t support.”
Read the full story here.