More on @staceyabrams - @MLB discussions before @RobManfred decided to move All Star game out of Atl (1/3): Sources w direct knowledge of the matter say Abrams made it clear to BB execs she wanted League support for a broad array of voting rights issues even if she was not...
(2/3) directly advocating leaving Atl over the GA voting rights bill. “She wanted us to do more than just a pre game ceremony” according to one baseball exec. “Baseball would have to be in the market for doing stuff involving voting rights." Manfred believed the least political..
(3/3) solution was getting out of Atlanta given the pressure he was receiving to embrace a political position. MLB is said to have similar discussions w @KingJames. James had no comment. Abrams spox said she didnt speak to Manfred directly but wouldnt deny speaking to @MLB

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