Outrage is pouring out all across America over SB 1070. There's a ton of facebook groups popping up to help organize. The push is on to put pressure on MLB to stop supporting Arizona, their MLB franchise and now their Cactus League. Arizona has become host to 15 Major League teams that use the state for their spring training games before the start of the regular season. Cincinnati was the latest team to move their facilities over to the "police state." You may remember the departed Marge Schott, who owned the Reds was suspended from baseball for her racist epithets back in 1993.I certainly remember Marge Schott's remarks in 1993, coming soon after the Rodney King riots. Boycotting MLB Spring training in Arizona next year I think is a bit far off the calendar to really be effective, but boycotting the Arizona Diamondbacks here and now seems like a smart move. NFL preseason starts in August, the NBA Suns are in the playoffs now too although the Coyotes got knocked out in the first round in the NHL playoffs.
The Cincinnati owner, the only female baseball owner, allegedly called two of her former players "million-dollar niggers" and also allegedly made disparaging remarks about Jews and Japanese.Since almost 30% of MLB players are Latino, I'm trying to find out how many of those players are using work visas. I'm not attacking the players here, but if you were in America on a work visa to play baseball or any sport from another country and had to play in Arizona, wouldn't you be a bit unnerved?
Seems to me the NBA and MLB can really make things miserable for Phoenix if they wanted to, and the NFL is the big dog in sports right now...they can REALLY cause a ruckus as the law will take effect about the same time August pre-season games get underway for the Cardinals.
Sounds like a good idea to me.