Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baseball and Arizona Politics

Jarom points me to this article about Major League Baseball's potential role in the Arizona immigration law debate. Opponents of the Arizona law hope that baseball will move the All-Star game away from Phoenix to send a message. The article notes how the NFL once put pressure on the state to adopt the MLK holiday.

I note that MLB is not the NFL and has rarely (if ever) taken progressive positions. "Bud Selig" and "revolutionary" do not go together. For that matter, the only phrase I can in good conscience link to "Bud Selig" is "slow drying paint."

Opponents of the law should probably look elsewhere to put pressure on Arizona.

1 comment:

Jeremy said...

I agree. The man who brought us the All-Start TIE will not rock the boat here.