Protest next year’s MLB All Star Game in Arizona, today at the Anaheim Stadium

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The 2010 Major League Baseball All Star Game arrives with much fanfare today in Anaheim, where Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz won the Home Run Derby yesterday.

I expect that some of Orange County’s wealthiest elite will be there, along with folks who bought season tickets and a lot of out of town visitors.  There will also be protesters there.

Activists will be there today to protest next year’s MLB All Star Game, which is scheduled to be in Phoenix, Arizona, home of the dreadful SB 1070 racial profiling law.

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig predictably issued a statement indicating that MLB has no intention of moving the game elsewhere.  However, many of his own players and managers disagree with that notion.

Fifteen players have spoken out against the bill: Jorge Cantu, Augie Ojeda, Michael Young Frank Francisco. Alexei Ramírez, Adrian Gonzalez. César Izturis, Heath Bell. Rod Barajas, Scott Hairston. Joe Saunders. Bobby Abreu, Yorvit Torrealba, José Guillén, and Kyle McClellan.

And White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen has already said he will boycott the game if it is played in Arizona.

There is also word that the Minutemen will be at Anaheim Stadium today, which means there will be six or so angry people there – likely including Lupe Moreno – the Santa Ana resident that Santa Ana Councilman David Benavides recently tried to honor at a Santa Ana City Council meeting.

Click here to RSVP for the protest on the official “Move the 2011 All Star Game out of Arizona” Facebook page.  Click here to sign a petition to move the game out of Arizona.

PARKING at OC Labor Fed: 309 N. Rampart Street Suite A, in Orange, or Go Metro right to the Stadium Parking Lot:;

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