Press ReleaseApril 23, 2021

Job Creators Network: MLB Commissioner Has All Strikes & No Balls

JCN demands the MLB return the All Star game to Atlanta

Washington D.C. (April 23, 2021)—The Job Creators Network, a leading small business advocacy organization, is placing a billboard next week in New York City’s Times Square once again slamming Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for moving the All-Star game out of Atlanta. The latest billboard follows a previous ad blitz earlier this month, which included a full-page ad in The New York Times, calling out the MLB commissioner for bowing to misinformation around Georgia’s new election law.

View the new billboard here.

Monday’s billboard demands Commissioner Manfred return the All Star game, scheduled for July, to Atlanta. The ad questions if Manfred has “All Strikes & No Balls”—a play on words that pokes fun at the MLB’s fortitude. The billboard also explains how the game exit will cost Georgia businesses $100 million, which will have an outsized impact on small, minority-owned businesses.

Alfredo Ortiz, President and CEO of the Job Creators Network, released the following statement:

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred’s hundred-million dollar slap in the face to minority-owned businesses deserves a billboard of a proportionate size. Small, minority-owned businesses in Georgia have been struggling to get by in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, and moving the MLB’s All Star game is pulling the rug right out from underneath them. And for what? To virtue signal against a law that closer aligns Georgia voting rules with other states? Commissioner Manfred needs to stand up to the woke mob and step up for the small businesses of Atlanta by moving the game back to Georgia.