Multiple groups are calling for a boycott of the Major League Baseball All-Star game in Phoenix, Ariz., on July 12 in protest of the immigration law SB 1070.
Rep. Charles Gonzalez (D-San Antonio), chairman of the caucus, says the group will not stand with the Dodgers owner in his battle against MLB Commissioner Bud Selig. 'We can't take sides in a business dispute,' Gonzalez says. Rep. Xavier Becerra, whose district includes Dodger Stadium, says McCourt has sympathizers in the local Latino community.
No American institution owes a greater debt to Latin Americans than baseball. So how is baseball honoring their legacy 100 years later? By holding its All-Star Game in the cradle of America's new nativism, Arizona.