The Atlanta Braves are headed to the 2021 World Series and it isn’t lost on noted baseball fanatic and Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak.
Sajak has talked in the past about being a Los Angeles Dodgers fan so it may have been a little depressing to watch the team drop Game 6 of the NLCS to the Braves. While the Braves advance, the Dodgers will recoup.
But Sajak’s first words after the game ended Saturday night wasn’t about the Dodgers. Instead, he pointed out a major talking point of the MLB season that circled the Braves.
“MLB All-Star Game Karma? @Braves” the Wheel of Fortune host wrote on Twitter.
What Sajak is referencing is when the MLB made the decision to move this year’s All-Star game from Atlanta’s Truist Park to Colorado’s Coors Field after controversial voting laws were passed in the state during the 2020 election cycle. The laws are considered restrictive by some, while the logic behind the passing was to ensure voting happened accurately.
Per ESPN, the Braves released a statement at the time addressing the issue.
“This was neither our decision, nor our recommendation,” the statement read. “And we are saddened that fans will not be able to see this event in our city. The Braves organization will continue to stress the importance of equal voting opportunities and we had hoped our city could use this event as a platform to enhance the discussion. Our city has always been known as a uniter in divided times and we will miss the opportunity to address issues that are important to our community.
“Unfortunately, businesses, employees and fans in Georgia are the victims of this decision.”
‘Wheel of Fortune’ Star Pat Sajak’s Love for Baseball
While Sajak is a noted baseball fan, he wasn’t always a Dodgers fan. No, it took some time in Los Angeles before he gave his baseball allegiance to the legendary franchise.
As a native of Chicago, Sajak was more of a Chicago Cubs fan until he got settled out west. As Outsider previously covered, the Wheel of Fortune star broke it down exactly.
“I mean, it’s hard not to have some part of you not root for them because it’s been such a great year and such a great story but they are playing the Dodgers and I am wearing blue,” the “Wheel of Fortune” host said at a game in 2017.
“Yeah…I’ve lived out here since ’77. I grew up in Chicago as a Cub fan. When they didn’t make it in 100 years, I said ‘That’s enough’ and I’ve moved on.”