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Joe Nocera

Baseball Deserves to Lose Its Antitrust Immunity

But not because of politics. The exemption has never made any sense.

Fans wouldn’t notice much difference.

Fans wouldn’t notice much difference.

Photographer: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

When Major League Baseball decided to move the midseason All-Star game out of Atlanta to protest a new Georgia law that restricts voting, Republican congressman Jeff Duncan of South Carolina quickly tweeted an idea for how to retaliate: