I wonder why they are asking?
Could it be that they feel the heat and pressure from Conservative America, and are now trying to gauge the damage done?
I think that is exactly what is going on. Sports have never been so political before and now these leagues want to track how that affects their business.
I am no expert, but I would be willing to wager that a majority of people who watch televised sports in America lean conservative.
Here is to hoping they catch a hint!
Take a look:
The National Review had this to report:
The question about political affiliation is part of the extensive fan surveys MLB is conducting this year around the ballpark experience, which the league says is to gain knowledge about fan perceptions, preferences, and behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the question also is being asked as a poll shows MLB’s favorability rating among Republicans has plummeted since its decision to pull this year’s All-Star Game out of Atlanta because of allegations by Democrats that Georgia’s new voting law is racist. MLB officials say the two things aren’t related – the league says it actually started asking the political affiliation question during the 2020 postseason – but the question could raise concerns among conservative baseball fans about how the increasingly “woke” league will use the information.
MLB says the information will be used to determine broad trends, and insists that the results of the surveys – which are sent via email – aren’t tied to any individual accounts. The surveys can be completed without answering the political affiliation question. MLB called the question about political affiliation “commonly used” in surveys by other organizations.
“The research has shown that a person’s self-identified political affiliation often impacts their views about the pandemic, and therefore respondents’ views regarding returning to the ballpark,” MLB said in a prepared statement to National Review. “Since we are in the midst of the pandemic, this is valuable information for our clubs to understand the views of their fans about attending games.”
The New York Post had a related article:
MLB’s All-Star Game this season has been removed from the Atlanta area, a city with six black mayors among its past seven, because, at least in significant part, Georgia’s newly passed voting rules have been deemed by some as racist.
“Why are they racist?”
“Because we said they are.”
“OK, that’s good enough for us!”
The claim of racism is now so prevalent throughout the United States that it remains astonishing that hundreds of thousands will do anything — anything — to live in this horribly racist, fascist country via illegal entry across our southern borders.