“I’m disappointed that it’s not going to be there,” Braves Manager Brian Snitker told reporters before Saturday’s game. “But I’m focused on playing baseball and what we’ve got going on this season. Other than being disappointed, that’s all I have to say on it.”
Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton also shared his thoughts on the league’s decision.
“I’m disappointed for the Braves organization and those who are local who would have benefited seeing the influx of business and excitement in the area. It’s a bad situation,” Morton said.
“This was neither our decision, nor our recommendation and we are saddened that fans will not be able to see this event in our city,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, businesses, employees, and fans in Georgia are victims of this decision.”