Sunday, May 2, 2010

Will MLB Use its Power to Affect Political Change?

Arizona's new immigration law becomes an issue in Major League Baseball

A congressman calls for the league to pull next year’s All-Star game out of the state and protesters show up at Diamondbacks’ game against Cubs in Chicago.

I saw the protests at Wrigley against this racist law and support them whole-heartedly. With the deep links between the Latino population and baseball, it is refreshing to see the league standing up for these people in Arizona. Hopefully, the threat of pulling out MLB's All-star game next year, though not an economic dagger in itself, will open the lawmakers eyes to the fact that a wider boycott of all things Arizona is a strong possibility that will end up costing their state jobs and economic clout.