While we need to continue to pressure Major League Baseball (MLB) to pull the 2011 All-Star Game from Arizona, a place where many of the players themselves would be subject to profiling under SB 1070, we must also defend the players who recognize that this law would damage baseball's reputation for supporting diversity and tolerance.
So, who in MLB is standing up against intolerance?
Notable players and management from both leagues have protested the law: White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen was one of the first people in baseball to speak out against it, as were Adrian Gonzalez of the San Diego Padres and Jorge Cantu of the Florida Marlins.
Don’t let their actions go unnoticed! Let’s encourage these teams to support their players' comments by copying and pasting these messages into your Twitter feed and using this as a tool to encourage MLB Commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona!
Hey @SDPadres stand w/ ur teammates! Tell #Selig 2 #movethegame! Fans deserve better http://bit.ly/bDcbZ0 #padres #SB1070 #NCLR pls RT
Why tweet the Padres? “It’s immoral,” first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. “They’re violating human rights. In a way, it goes against what this country was built on. This is discrimination.”
Oye @LosMarlins apoya a tus jugadores! Dile a #Selig q mueva el juego! El beisbol merece más. http://bit.ly/bDcbZ0 #SB1070 #NCLR
Why tweet the Marlins? Third baseman Jorge Cantu said, “It bothers me. I think it's bad. To get pulled over by the police for any reason…It's going to be a very controversial thing.”
Hey @OzzieGuillen thx 4 denouncing #SB1070 n #AZ! Tell #MLB 2 #movethegame. Fans deserve better! #whitesox http://bit.ly/bDcbZ0 #NCLR Pls RT
Why tweet Ozzie? Guillen said, “I’m not going. I have to support my people, people I believe in. If those people were bad people…I wouldn’t support them; but they’re good people.”
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