Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says His Feelings Are “Very, Very Hurt”  Over Decision To Move All-Star Game From Atlanta And That Texas Asked Obama To Throw First Pitch At Home Opener

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Says His Feelings Are “Very, Very Hurt”  Over Decision To Move All-Star Game From Atlanta And That Texas Asked Obama To Throw First Pitch At Home Opener

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said yesterday he was looking forward to throwing out the first pitch at this year’s Texas Rangers home opener, until Major League Baseball – including individual players, and the Players Alliance, which formed after the death of George Floyd – grew a pair of testicles, and started playing partisan politics over Georgia’s new voting law signed last week by Governor Brian Kemp.

The decision to move this year’s All-Star game from Atlanta, came after Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed the new controversial voting reform bill, SB 202.

“I was looking forward to throwing out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ home opening game until @MLB adopted what has turned out to be a false narrative about Georgia’s election law reforms.

“It’s really a shame: I was honored when they asked me to do it. Their first choice was former president Obama, but he turned them down because of the great job Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and I did in response to February’s brutal winter storm ( cancel culture strikes again! Thanks Obama )! So they asked me instead. When they informed me that Obama had been their first choice, I told them they made a big mistake to ask a mom jeans-wearing president who throws like a girl, and who would probably want to play golf – rather than throw the first pitch – like he did his entire time in the White House.”

In an additional statement, Governor Abbott said he would never ever again “participate in any events sponsored by Major League Baseball, and neither will Texas seek to host a future All-Star game, or any other MLB sponsored event,” because his feelings were “very, very hurt and insulted that Major League Baseball had decided to move the All-Star game, and that the Texas Rangers had the audacity to ask former president Obama to throw out the season’s first pitch.”

Source: ESPN