That’s apparently what Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa thinks the state of Georgia is set to lose after Major League Baseball relocated the All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver’s Coors Field earlier this month:
Chuck Grassley claims MLB moving the All-Star Game from Georgia cost the state “100 million jobs” pic.twitter.com/bEHQvTEK25
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 20, 2021
Which sounds downright calamitous until you remember that Georgia has a population just north of 10.6 million, meaning it would be physically impossible for Georgia to “lose 100 million jobs” unless every man, woman and child in the state was working, you know, ten jobs. In that case it seems like we’d be doing them a favor.
As for Colorado, population 5.75 million? No summer vacation for you, obviously! You’ll be taking on dozens of jobs apiece in addition to what you’re doing now. Those peanuts and Cracker Jack aren’t going to hawk themselves.
We couldn’t make the jokes if a United States Senator hadn’t said it, folks.