I love baseball. I have been watching the game since the age of seven. Anyone even remotely familiar with me knows my passion for the game. But I will not hesitate for one second to completely ditch the game that I love if Major League Baseball actually take this idiot’s advice and removes the 2011 All-Star game from Arizona. Others are jumping on the bandwagon, and it won’t be long before Bud Selig seriously considers this.
Even some of the bill’s opponents think this is an outrageous move. It would be nice if more opponents of the Arizona bill could take the time and read through some of the bills provisions before declaring this to be akin to Nazi Germany, but it’s so easy to score cheap rhetorical points when you are bereft of ideas. (Not that all the heat is coming on the con-side, see upthread for this marvelous specimen of anti-Catholic bigotry [scroll over the guy's name and take a look at his blog.])
I’m willing to acknowledge that this bill has some faults. My initial reaction to it was hardly glowing, and I think Jay and others like Darwin and Blackadder at the American Catholic make reasonable objections. Unfortunately they are being drowned out by a bunch of frothing at the mouth lunatics who have turned this bill into something that it manifestly is not. It is one thing to oppose this particular piece of legislation, but yet quite another to let your critical faculties be so warped that you are willing to punish the state and act like it’s Selma circa 1964. Hopefully MLB will simply butt out of this one.