Thursday, May 6, 2010

San Diego Baseball Star Speaks out Against Arizona Law

My co-blogger Dean Kevin Johnson is an LA Dodgers fan. I live and die with the SF Giants. But we both admire San Diego Padres superstar Adrian Gonzalez for his stand against the anti-immigrant Arizona law.

From Tom Krasovic of

Known mostly for his booming bat and deft glove, Padres star Adrian Gonzalez drew attention on Saturday with his mouth.

Gonzalez, fed up with disputed strike calls against teammates and himself, was thrown out of a major league game for the first time after words with umpire Rob Drake in San Diego's 2-1 loss to the Brewers.

Afterward at Petco Park, Gonzalez had more to say about not only Drake's calls but a controversial ruling in Arizona aimed at stemming illegal immigration.

He told FanHouse that he will not attend next year's All-Star Game in Phoenix if the law is in effect, and that he'd like for major league baseball to boycott spring training in Arizona. Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill into law on April 23.

"I know it can't be done, but they should take spring training out of (Arizona) if it's possible." Click here for the rest of the story.


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