After some conflicts with the 2021 All-Star Game initially set to be played in the state of Georgia, Major League Baseball is set to announce on Tuesday that this year's All-Star Game will be moved to Coors Field in Denver, which is the home of the Colorado Rockies. The confirmation came from an individual with direct knowledge about the latest decision.

The individual agreed to share the information on the condition of anonymity as the MLB had yet to make the official announcement. The decision was initially reported by Altitude TV in Denver and ESPN.

According to USA Today Sports, after the announcement of MLB Commissioner, Rob Manfred, that the league will be moving the game out of Atlanta due to the voting laws that were passed in the state of Georgia, Colorado, and Denver, government officials immediately started lobbying MLB for the All-Star Game. The league decided the move after Georgia approved laws in March that restrict voting access for people of color. Manfred added that the league fully supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes any restrictions attached to the ballot boxes Americans.

Moreover, in an interview, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock shared that the marketing department of the city and the downtown partnership spent the whole weekend speaking to officials of MLB. He also added that Denver would be an ideal site.

Also, Hancock, who headed the Denver Urban League from 1998-2003, emphasized that along with other city officials, they are proud to welcome the MLB All-Star game and talk regarding the progressive voting system in Denver. He insisted the city makes sure no one is abridged from their right to vote. He also added that they really believe that they have come out at the forefront and they will continue in trying to be innovative and accessible.

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Even the governor of the state of Colorado, Jared Polis (D-Colorado), issued a statement on Sunday, convincing the officials of the MLB to move the All-Star game to Denver. He mentioned that Colorado is the best home for the MLB All-Star game as it has strong laws that enable voters to cast their legal ballots in any way that they choose, whether it is through mail or in person, Greeley Tribune reported.

The last time the Rockies hosted the All-Star was in 1998, wherein the American League won the game, 13-8.

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The response of the MLB to the voting laws passed in the state of Georgia also created conflict not just in the state, as Texas Governor Greg Abbott made an announcement on Monday afternoon that he would not be throwing out the first pitch at the home opener of the Texas Rangers, ESPN reported.

The Republican governor posted on his Twitter account that he was looking forward to throwing out the first pitch at the home opening game of the Texas Rangers until the league adopted what for him is a false narrative regarding the election law reforms in the state of Georgia. Abbott also added that it is shameful that the pastime of the American people is now being influenced by partisan politics. He also added that he will not participate in any event related to MLB and the State will not also seek to host the All-Star game.

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