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Column: Many teams — including the Chicago Cubs — will look to replace Atlanta as the site of the 2021 All-Star Game. So why not have it at Wrigley Field?

It’s a little bizarre that baseball is planning an All-Star Game in mid-July when the season started with the cancellation of the New York Mets-Washington Nationals series after several players tested positive for COVID-19. —

Everything is subject to change in the sports world until the pandemic is under control, so it seems futile to think about staging a big event at a time when most ballparks still are limited to 20-50% capacity.

But Commissioner Rob Manfred’s bold decision Friday to move the game out of Atlanta because of a voting law many believe will prevent people of color from exercising their constitutional rights has begun a mad scramble by cities and teams to be the new hosts.