Good, It's what reactionary, idiot, boycott enthusiasts on the Left forget or just don't care about: they hurt small businesses. We're going through a recession right now that has no end in sight, yet liberals who know jack about the criminal bombardment of illegal immigrants in Arizona want to play personal politics with a major sporting event that employs people who need jobs while catering to small businesses. SB1070, a law that hasn't even began yet, while supported by 60% of Americans and 70% of Arizonans, is being exploited by the race-baiters on the Left because they need minority votes to stay in office come November. Well, Bud Selig's no schmuck and thank goodness he knows better then to cater to the lies and leftwing hyperbole on a law that's perfectly legal.Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig brushed off calls Thursday to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix because of Arizona’s new immigration law.
Selig was asked during a press conference about the calls by the National Council of La Raza, labor unions and other critics of the bill whether MLB would yank the All-Star game from Chase Field.
Selig responded to media question by talking about MLB’s minority hiring practice while skirting the controversy around the state’s new immigration law. That statute gives police greater power to question and detain illegal immigrants.
Several major Arizona business groups have written Selig asking him to keep the 2011 game in Phoenix. The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Arizona Hispanic Chamber and Greater Phoenix Chamber all signed onto that letter.
“We understand the MLB is facing pressure to reconsider Phoenix as the site of next year’s All-Star Game; however, a relocation decision will equate to lost jobs for innocent citizens, including our Hispanic community,” the letter states. “Arizona has a proven track record in executing safe, enjoyable and successful major events.”
The May 12 letter says the boycotts will hurt workers and small businesses in the state that had nothing to do or opposed passage of the immigration law.