Major League Baseball Finds Controversy at All-Star Game Location

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Major League Baseball's All-Star Game will take place in Phoenix, Arizona this year. The state has been the focus of national controversy over a recent law concerning unauthorized migrants, and 30 percent of league players are Latino — which means politics may overshadow the game. Groups on both sides of the debate are planning to make statements to spectators. George Vecsey, sports columnist for The New York Times, talks about the dynamic of the game.

Guests:

George Vecsey

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [1]

Kip from Colorado

I am continuously disappointed by the fact that we view so many interconnected issues as unrelated. On one hand you do a story about unemployment and on the other we express outrage at Arizona during the All Star game.

This month we let in about 100,000 legal immigrants and another 100,000 or so arrived illegally and yet we created only 25,000 new jobs. Doesn't anyone understand why many people in Arizona are getting nervous?

Jul. 12 2011 09:40 AM

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