Major League Baseball Has Turned Its Back on America’s Pastime, by Zack Smith

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Armando Marsans, Cuban-born Major League baseball player (1887-1960), part of the George Grantham Bain Collection of the Prints and Photographs Division and the Jackie Robinson’s digital feature.

By Zack Smith, Heritage Foundation, July 13, 2023 

Zack is a Legal Fellow and Manager of the Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Program in Heritage’s Meese Center.

While recent rule changes, such as adding a pitch clockbanning the shift, and implementing a universal designated hitter, have all been the subject of much debate, Major League Baseball has also been staking out controversial positions on more consequential topics, too—racial justice, LGBTQ+ issues, and business dealings with the Chinese Communist Party.

In each instance, Major League Baseball has proven that it no longer deserves its moniker as “America’s pastime.”

On the day after the 2023 All-Star Game, who can forget the virtue-signaling debacle that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred engineered two years ago? He strongly supported moving the 2021 All-Star Game out of Georgia after the state passed commonsense election-integrity measures. …

This piece originally appeared in The Daily Signal