U-S Senator Tina Smith says that all Americans should be outraged by Major League Baseball (MLB) and San Diego Padres owner Peter Seidler’s involvement in the closure of a major employer in rural Caledonia, Minnesota.

“To me this is just completely wrong MLB is not only America’s favorite pastime, but it’s the beneficiary of billions in taxpayer dollars to support new stadiums and in other ways that major league baseball is supported by Americans.”

The closure is expected to eliminate approximately 80 jobs in the community, with many of them moving offshore to China.