Major League Baseball All-Star Game Boycotted by Human Rights Group Puente

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Puente is encouraging fans to boycott the All-Star Game over SB 1070

The Phoenix-based human-rights organization Puente has called for a national boycott of the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, to be hosted at Chase Field, July 12.

Puente's boycott stems from its opposition to Senate Bill 1070, the group announced at a press conference on Wednesday.

Raul Cordero, a member of Puente, says that hurting Arizona's economy sends a message of dissatisfaction about Arizona's controversial anti-immigration statute.

"This boycott is to avoid money getting to racist governments who promote hatred," Cordero proclaimed. "The revenue put into the system is what gives force to this racist state."

The activists plan a demonstration during the game outside Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Earlier this month Puente members rallied outside Mexican ranchero singer Vicente Fernandez's Phoenix concert, because of his financial ties to Budweiser.

The King of Beers, which has been designated the "official beer" of the All-Star Game, is also a leading product for distributor Hensley & Co., owned by Cindy McCain, wife of SB 1070-supporter and one-time immigration reform-advocate U.S. Senator John McCain.

McCain backed away from a pro-immigrant stance because of re-election pressure in 2010 from anti-immigrant radio talk-show host and former U.S. Congressman J.D. Hayworth. Recently, McCain has weathered near-universal criticism for his blame-everything-on-illegals comment regarding Arizona's wildfires.

Puente members plan to communicate with baseballs stars who a year ago said they too would boycott the All-Star Game if they were chosen to be part of it.

Players such as slugger Adrian Gonzalez, Boston Red Sox's first baseman, and Milwaukee Brewers' pitcher Yovani Gallardo, said that they would avoid the midsummer classic if it was held in Arizona.

Fans have before midnight to vote for their favorites to start the game. Until then it's uncertain who will play.

Even U.S. Senator from New Jersey Robert Menendez asked MLB's union to boycott the state last year.

However, it seems unlikely any of the all-star players will actually boycott, as they haven't spoken out since initially opposing the game taking place in Arizona.

Cordero hopes Puente's message hits home to fans and makes them realize that Arizona is separating families because of anti-immigrant policies implemented by local law enforcement.

"We're asking fans not to go [to the game], but if they do to [demonstrate against the law in] some other away," Cordero declared.

He also added that the players who said they would boycott the game will be held to their word.

"We're asking the baseball players to assume their dignity and not to present themselves to the game," Cordero stated.

Puente member Tupac Enriquez said that the group will keep boycotting such events until Arizona's breathing-while-brown law is taken off the books.

"[Removal] of SB 1070 is the first criteria to move out of boycott and into a proactive position of creating a just and sustainable economy for Arizona," Enriquez said.

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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

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Concerned Citizen 

friv
friv

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Joe Must Go
Joe Must Go

The latino players and other minorities are just sellouts.  SInce SB1070 first debuted, the racist nature of it has now EXPANDED to other states (Georgia is the latest - and most restrictive). 

What these minority players are really about to prove when they go ahead and play in the MLB ASG, despite their words a year ago, is that while money may not be able to buy true happiness, it sure can buy a minority pleayer's integrity.

So, to all you minority professional athletes, I say:  see, you really are owned by THE MAN.

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Frontera
Frontera

Any one going to game,with pride of the best ARIZONA can offer wear a white ribbon.This represents a postive aproach to Immigration reform.Hoping somehow we can solve this issue.I hear some Latino players will wear one too.......peace

Concerned Baseball Fan
Concerned Baseball Fan

They're actually going through with this?  What a lame way to guarantee no one will take your protest seriously.  The law really isn't in effect -- there isn't much to protest. 

These people are going to be the crazies handing out fliers and interrupting baseball fans/corporate guys for about three seconds, while everyone tries to ignore them.  Serious waste of time..

Donlindsay1
Donlindsay1

Uriel Garcia repeatedly posts these anti American, race baiting, hate mongering, fear spreading rants. Socialists will always use 'bigot' as a fallback position to their leftist lies...SB1070 does none of the things you're lying about, contains no race profiling. Other states are quickly following AZ's lead. You & the players you mention are a disgrace to America.So let me get this straight...If I jump the turnstiles at a game and start raking the field, baseball will let me stay and watch the game?, free hotdogs?, maybe let me play? Of course they're bigots & racists for kicking me out, right?You & the players you mention are slime.

Paul
Paul

Why does the word illegal get left out in this issue. Most people are not anti immigration, they are anti illegal immigration. It's so frustrating because their is a huge difference between the two but the anti 1070 crowd likes lump them in like they are one and the same and blast anyone who disagrees as klansman like racist.

Bobby
Bobby

I know what you mean about "the man". I had a friend, Mike Gonzales, who used to constantly chide me about "the Man". It's just that well-known illusion that so many minorities have about whites controling everything. There are millions of whites, much poorer than many entitiled minorities.

Tina
Tina

I'll be surprised if there's a sellout crowd of paying fans to see this game.  

Bobby
Bobby

That's just swell of the Latino players. If only they'd do that in soccer. Know what I mean.?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Sweeping generalizations with no specific evidence. Just more shit talking. Right wingers in other state legislatures MAY be following AZ's lead but their laws are also being shot down by courts as the acts of idiocy that they are. States do NOT have the legal authority to make and enforce immigration law. That is the right and responsibility of the federal government. That is a no-brainer, but considering the intelligence displayed by those who pass such futile legislation, the term no-brainer is quite apt.

 

Tina
Tina

"Other states are quickly following AZ's lead."  Haven't you heard that the two states that did pattern an immigration enforcement law after Arizona's SB1070 -- Georgia and another state -- also had their legislation stopped or gutted by federal court?  Not a good "lead" to follow by any means.  Dumb legislators enacting unconstitutional laws doesn't set well with the courts. Results have produced wealthy lawyers and poorer taxpayers.  

Tina
Tina

Do YOU support SB1070 as it was written and amended?  Or do you agree with the court decisions that have since enjoined a number of sections of the legislation?

Bobby
Bobby

It gets left out because that's the way the NAFTA, NORTH AMERICAN UNION, and the left want it. They use language to control. It's a constant unrelenting social engineering. Even to the point that accuracy in English is easily sacrificed, along with TRUTH.

BE AFRAID AMERICANS, BE VERY AFRAID.

Tina
Tina

I assume you consider yourself a part of "the pro-1070 crowd."  If so, is your favoritism of the legislation as it was written and amended on April 30, 2010, or as it currently is, after the enjoined sections were removed by the court?

Bobby
Bobby

Wrong!! It's very unclear about what rights states have concerning immigration law, but one thing is clear. States absolutely have the right, if they choose, to detain and hold people who are in the state illegally, WHILE INFORMING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. Just because the central government has been direlect in its duty, doesn't mean the states are wrong that try and correct illegality.

Bobby
Bobby

"Other states are quickly following Ariozona's lead". They are, and it will go across the nation. I told you, illegal aliens from Mexico, burned their bridges with most Americans, when they marched in the cities those Americans built, and denigrated them. Pay backs a bitch.

Ted
Ted

No Bobby, we don't need to be afraid of anything except your irrational fear and racial hatred. If you wish to live in fear, that is your choice. But if you respected people instead of denigrating them you would not have to live such a fearful life. I also know that if you mouth off in a 7-11 to the wrong person you will become another statistic. The hateful nonsense you spew here sets me off, think you stupid fool before your fear becomes self fulfilling!

RGIROB
RGIROB

BOBBY, YOUR STUPIDITY GOES BEYOND EVEREYONE´S UNDERSTANDING...YOU ARE SUCH AN IMBECIL...THE IMAGE O THE TYPICAL ARIZONAN.....

P.S.: FUCK YOU....

Bobby
Bobby

What anti-Mexican racist rants, Ted? What hatred? I'm giving my honest opinions. I haven't cussed anyone out, neither have I used expressions that so many truly anti-Mexican people do.  All I've talked about are issues concerning illegal immigration in Arizona. Yeah, I guess it's about illegal aliens from Mexico, since that comprises 99 percent of it. Sorry your'e taking it all personally. If I were Mexican, maybe I would take it personally to. But it doesn't change my opinion about illegal immigration.

Bobby
Bobby

Throwing bottles of urine and spitting at the American Team and cussing them out. What would you call that, Teddykins?

Bobby
Bobby

Can't help it if that's YOUR interpretation Teddykins.

Ted
Ted

Bobby, boychick you calling Mexican soccer fans racist is the ultimate irony after listening to your mindless hatred and blatant anti Mexican racist rants all these months.Pot calling kettle black?.

Bobby
Bobby

Hold it. No where, no where at all, did I say I didn't like soccer. In fact, I'm a soccer fan. My uncle got me into it. He played in a well-known local league in Southern California. But this was a long time ago. When he was drafted into the army, he got out of doing all the menial KP type work etc. because all his Sargeant wanted him to do, was practice so they could beat the European teams. He "served" in Europe.

My beef with these soccer stories, has been the Mexican fans craziness and racism. Oh, yeah, real racism. That's denigrating this great game. Look, all soccer fans get crazy. We've all heard about the lunatic English fans, etc. etc. Even in Europe soccer brings out the nationalistic fever. Why do Americans have to be denigrated by Mexicans living here and then people get upset about saying something about it? The Vikings are a great team. I like the Forty NIner's and Dallas, but they keep dissapointing me.

Still not a beleiver
Still not a beleiver

So you like neither the Grass version of Soccer nor the Ice version of the same game.You also seem to dislike baseball from your comments about a majority of the current players.

So that leaves Football.Which are your first and second favorite teams?I personally like the Vikings (for about the last 30 years or so) and the Jaguars (only for the last 5 years or so though).

I hope your not a Curling nutter. You are not are you? O_o

Bobby
Bobby

You didn't give me your source.

Bobby
Bobby

Wino's and YOU, can't play semi-pro chess mikefrombisbee.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Your source? And learn to spell. Or wasn't that important for a philosophy major? Evidently thinking wasn't.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

As I thought - you can't do it. Nor can you stick to topic. All you have is your illegal immigration obsession.

Bobby
Bobby

All people have to do is review your comments on this particular blog to see your'e fixated on "white" Whites a color too, mikefrombisbee. It wasn't totally clear to me before, but it became clear after awhile, you are fanatically fixated on "white". There's a "white" hot anger there son, and white heat, is the hottest heat there is.

Bobby
Bobby

No jackass. The Apache appointed him a war Chief at 16 years of age. Your full of shit. Your a racist jackass towards Eurpoean Americans or white, or whatever you think of them as. It's crystal clear Boy. Stop bullshitting people on this forum.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Provide one one specific example of a comment I have made about whites. Come on, stop talking shit and put your money where your big mouth is, Bobby. You constantly rant about illegals and Mexico. Constantly. Whatever the topic. That is the sign of a fanatic.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

The Apache didn't have chiefs. They had clans that were usually broken down into extended families. Geronimo led a band of dissidents that jumped the San Carlos reservation several times during the 1880s. He married into the Chiricahua (Chokonen.) You should Sweeney or Debo, Goober. Or something. Or go play semi-pro chess in the park with the winos.

Bobby
Bobby

Why don't YOU come out of the closet and tell us your real purpose here. Your whole attitude towards people that mention anything about illegal immigration from Mexico is suspect. Somethings not right with you dude. Family got a business the exploits illegal aliens. What's up, really?

Bobby
Bobby

Would you stop bullshitting people mikefrombisbee. Geronimo was an Apache chief. He was also a medicine man and fought for decades against Mexican and U.S. expansion into his tribes lands. You've got to stop making things up to serve your anti-white racist agenda.

Bobby
Bobby

"The way you sling "white-hating racists" at anyone who does not swallow your paranoid fantasies and mythology is just like a monkey throwing feces..." 

That's interesting. Substitute "Mexican hating racist" in that sentence and we have, MIKEFROMBISBEE.

Bobby
Bobby

Don't know what the hell your'e talking delusionally about. Can't make any sense of your rantings.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

You are as knowledgeable about the constitution as you are about the Civil War and Geronimo (who, by the way, wasn't a "chief".) You and the other Tanton nativists live in a different world than the rest of the human race. Why don't you come out of the closet and tell everyone here about your belief that "European" (white) culture is superior to all others and that the republic is in danger if a white majority becomes a minority? isn't it time to be honest?

And for the rest of the readers of this thread, Bobby, the purported Californian with a ripped physique (doesn't that little tidbit belong in the personals instead of here, Bobby?) and an encyclopedic knowledge of the Civil War (and now Arizona History as well) is merely a shill for FAIR, John Tanton's "white is bestest" group that hides its racism behind a very thin veneer of civility. But they already know that, don't they Bobby? Your time here has pretty much been a waste unless you are just getting off on the sound of your own cyber-voice.

The amusing thing is reading the word "racist" coming from you - you who believes that white culture is best and that a white majority is essential. Now THAT'S racism at it's best (as if it has a best). And the way you sling "white-hating racists" at anyone who does not swallow your paranoid fantasies and mythology is just like a monkey throwing feces...and just another FAIR tactic.  

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

You are sick and I do hope you do something about it.

Bobby
Bobby

Mike, your'e an open borders shill, a Mexican nationalist, and an anti-American.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Come on, Bobby, tell us about your "white is best" philosophy. Be honest for a change.

Bobby
Bobby

Your'e a bullshitter Mikefrombisbee. It's naive to try to smear people that have different views on illegal immigration than you do. What is it with you?. Family own a business that employs illegal labor and afraid the gravy train might end? Are you scared stiff, because you live in a community of illegal aliens and really don't relate to any of them as you claim,falsely that I don't?. Could it be that your'e not a hater, but  resentfull(a cousin of hate) about something invovling illegal aliens? Do you have some family member that's illegal? Come on Mr. Bullshit aritist calling everyone that disagrees with your views a racist. What is it? Come clean, we'll understand.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Sorry you had to defend yourself so often. Somehow, I am not surprised that you could not fit in with others different than you. It explains the rage you currently feel towards the untermenschen and why you have drifted into nativism and white supremacy..

Funny, I grew up in a community and went to school in a neighborhood where gringos were the minority. I got along fine with everyone. Still do. I guess it's just how you treat people, Bobby. Maybe it's not too late for you - but I sincerely doubt it. Too much hate.

Bobby
Bobby

No Teddykins. It might get your ass killed tho. I grew up in an area where I had to defend myself on almost a daily basis, from certain folks. Get it A_hole. Probably not, your such a phony.

Ted
Ted

Your fear and hatred is going to kill you boychick!

Bobby
Bobby

It don't matter foo, how I spelled Theyr'e, you got the gist of it anyhow" Didn't ya. 

Bet you understood that.  Why don't you hang out with some nice "activists" now and make yourself usefull to the cause.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Bobby, you don't need to play coy. You know who John Tanton is. you told me you do. You see, you get all worked up and look what happens - you start telling even bigger fibs. Is your nose growing or just your anger????

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Accuracy in English certainly IS suffering. Do you have a spell check?

Bobby
Bobby

No mikefrombisbee, your projecting. You have been ranting and raving on behalf of "children of color". That's what ALL leftists do. They like you, feel these people are stupid and need their demented help. They don't. Their tougher than you.

Bobby
Bobby

John Tanton? O.K. Now I know that John is his first name. Tell me more genius.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Yeah, Bobby's the great white father beloved by his children of color. He's really a John Tanton groupie who believes in white supremacy and the need for a white majority in the U.S.

Bobby
Bobby

Ted, stick your leftist bullshit concerning my alleged racial hatred where the sun don't shine. The only thing rational people should fear, are progressive, hypocrtical morons like yourself, that talk a big line, but don't live it. I've seen your kind in action for years. I'll bet I'm a real friend to more minorities than you are or even want to be. STick it.

Bobby
Bobby

Wrong again,and another pack of lies. Glenn Spencer, told "people", not "white" people, around twenty years ago, to move out of California because illegal immigration is goiing to bankrupt and ruin the state.Now, let's see. California is bankrupt and ruined. But you already knew that.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Please don't associate Bobby with Arizona. He doesn't live here. He says he lives in California, which is surprising since his twice-convicted nativist guru Glenn Spencer urged all white people to flee California to get away from the Mexicans. We have enough extremists in our state without importing them.

Bobby
Bobby

No dude. I'm not a paid anything, just a regular American, who sees this nation in real trouble. I don't like Rush Limbaugh, although he is SOMETIMES, entertaining. I realize he's basically a showman. Beck I can't even imagine watching for two minutes. I'm not a racist, but your'e one of those people, I sense, that believes people are that don't agree with you. Hey, it's a free country. It's not true that I didn't know about Arpaio and what he does. In fact, the first time I heard of him was about ten years or so ago. Pearce, I first heard about 4 or so years ago. I'm not playing a game. Time's too valuable in life to be playing mind games. It's just that, I think about these issues a different way than some. Have you ever thought about this? If the American public isn't worried about immigration law, the right to have border laws, etc. how are the leaders of this nation going to be expected to? In fact, you could generalize on this. If the American public doesn't give a rats ass about laws or rules, why would the elite in this nation. They wouldn't, because then they have a free road, to screw, and take advantage of the average citizen. Don't you see, when we put some value on our laws, then they are forced to also. When we don't care, they love it, it gives them more and more power.

Still not a beleiver
Still not a beleiver

"Not true. I follow Arizona news closely,"No Bobby, you do not. You have admitted multiple times that you did not know who Russel Pearce was or what he has sponsored or what Joe Arpio has failed to follow up on in his official duty as the sheriff of a populous major county.

At best Bobby you follow bot found feeds that contain pre-specified key word results.My question for you is do you really support all the moronic ideas you spout or are you just like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck, Just playing at being a idiotic racist for a paycheck from someone else with another agenda?

I know you will say you believe whole heatedly in what you say but my gut tells me you are just playing a game for a paycheck.

Bobby
Bobby

Not true. I follow Arizona news closely, as I try to do, with the rest of the states. In fact, that should be the duty of every American, not just the ACLU, and other groups that have their own narrow agendas. My agenda is what's good for the U.S. Period.

Still not a beleiver
Still not a beleiver

As Bobby has said several times. He/She does not live in Arizona nor do they follow local AZ news or politics.

He/She writes on this site as well as numerous other NON right wing sites as part of their job for the like of F.A.I.R. and the like.

When history of cause of the Mexican -American war was brought up He/She was not able to answer any questions of the cause of the start of that conflict but did assure the forum folks that they did know the reasons but yet still they talk the nativist nutter mantra over and over even in articles and discussions where race was not a factor.

Bobby
Bobby

Thank you. SAME TO YOU, CLOWN.

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