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Billy Reed: All-Star Game moved from Atlanta but there’s surely a way to call attention to Georgia mess

By now just about everyone knows that Rob Manfred, the commissioner of Major League Baseball, has ordered the All-Star Game moved from Atlanta to Denver to protest Georgia’s new laws that encourage voter suppression. The decision was driven by the Players’ Association, which has many African-American and Hispanic members, and supported by Atlanta-based multi-national corporations such as Coca-Cola...

Billy Reed: Remembering Hank Aaron, a baseball superstar and a man of grace, eloquence

When it was obvious that Henry Aaron was ready for baseball’s major leagues, he received contract offers from the New York Giants and Milwaukee Braves. He signed with the Braves only because their offer was $50 higher. As Aaron observed years later, “That $50 is all that kept Willie Mays and I from being teammates.” It is difficult to imagine a team with Mays in center field and Aaron in right....