Legendary baseball writer Peter Gammons earned his way into the Hall of Shame Friday by calling Georgia’s Republican governor a KKK member. Gov. Brian Kemp signed election reform into law in March, prompting an insidious backlash and Major League Baseball to pull this year’s All-Star Game out of the Peach State.
Frothing-at-the-mouth leftists are in overdrive condemning Gov. Kemp and Republicans as “racist” for their efforts to assure voting integrity. President Joe Biden even joined the chorus of fascists demanding that baseball stick it to Georgia for trying to protect elections from fraud.
Gammons, 75, covered baseball for the Boston Globe for decades and has worked as an analyst for ESPN and the Major League Baseball network. He is a three-time winner of the National Sportswriter of the Year award and received a baseball Hall of Fame honor in 2005.
This shameful tweet by Gammons (who is seen above in file photo), though, is worthy only of condemnation, deserving of Hall of Shame classification:
The radical Left is pushing hard on the false narrative that Georgia’s new election law will promote racism, and Gammons swallowed it hook, line and sinker.
To Gammons, Gov. Kemp is someone who, under the cover of darkness, wears Ku Klux Klan clothing. He’s allegedly canceling the voting rights of minorities – when he has done no such thing.
Rob Manfred, the cowardly commissioner of baseball who’s allowing Democrats and woke corporations to call the shots for his industry, is a forward-thinking woke “progressive”. By cravenly following the woke crowd, he is trying to swim against the Georgia Republican tide and do something courageous. That's Gammons' flawed, inflammatory thinking.
Meanwhile, Gov. Kemp is – according to Gammons -- living a warped existence in a pre-Civil War time of legal slavery. And loving it.
Manfred and Gammons just moved baseball to the front of the wokeball list. They’re giving Americans even more reason to turn off the sports and watch “My 600-pound Life,” professional wrestling and other mundane television programs that bested pro sports viewing in recent months.