Monday, August 16, 2010
It Might Get Loud
Yesterday's game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park got a little bit messy. This was the first time Arizona had visited Washington since SB 1070, a bill that would grant the authorities full rights to search anyone at any time who they suspect is an illegal immigrant, came to light.
Before the game, protesters carried signs, and hung a banner from a nearby parking garage demanding Bud Selig move the 2011 All-Star game from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona because of the proposed bill.
During the game, two people ran onto the field from the right field stands and were taken away by police. Next thing you know, another guy is running on the field holding a protest sign, but he was taken out pretty quick. Then, while security was distracted, a giant bed sheet banner, reading "Bud Selig Move All-Star Game No SB 1070 was hung in the batter's eye in centerfield.
Numerous players and coaches around baseball have already expressed their opinions about the matter, with many of them, most notably White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, stating that they will stay clear of all festivities in 2011. Bud Selig sucks at everything, but will cling to interleague play and calling the 2001 All-Star game a tie as to why he's the best commissioner in planet earth's history. Let the games begin.