Tag Archives: Bud Selig

Immigration law protesters at All-Star game

Critics of a polarizing immigration law in Arizona protested the legislation Tuesday in triple-digit heat outside Major League Baseball's All-Star Game in downtown Phoenix, drawing sideways glances from fans who were more interested in getting to the game.

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All-Star game becomes part of immigration fight

Sports and politics became intertwined when civil rights activists targeted the Super Bowl as they fought Arizona's refusal to observe the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday in the early 1990s.

Two decades later, Arizona is again caught in a tangle of balls and bills. The focal point this time is the state's illegal immigration laws, and the forum for dissent is Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.

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Group urges Selig to move 2011 All-Star Game

Sunday's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals was briefly interrupted by protesters urging commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix because of Arizona's new immigration legislation.

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