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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:33 PM
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Baseball fans! DEMAND that MLB move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix
Edited on Fri Apr-23-10 06:52 PM by wndycty
The economic impact of losing the 2011 All-Star Game will sting and possibly encourage other big events to pull out of Arizona. Don't forget in the early 1990's Phoenix lost the Super Bowl because of the MLK Holiday and U2 refused to play in Arizona.

I created a Facebook Fan Page:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:35 PM
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1. Good
K & R
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:36 PM
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2. k&r....
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Tansy_Gold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:37 PM
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3. You've got a typo
It was the MLK (Martin Luther King) holiday that cost Phoenix a Superbowl.

I don't do facebook, but I'll gladly vote somewhere else to have MLB move the 2011 All Star game OUT of Arizona unless and until this unholy legislation is reversed.



Tansy Gold, proud left wing, non-racist Arizonan
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:41 PM
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9. Thanks!
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:37 PM
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4. I think you meant MLK holiday, not MLB.
But you have the right idea. I joined the page.

Hawkeye-X
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:42 PM
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10. Thanks and be sure to invite friends!
We need to take this thing viral.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:47 PM
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13. Consider it done.
Edited on Fri Apr-23-10 06:47 PM by Hawkeye-X
:hug:
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:53 PM
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16. Thanks
:kick:
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:37 PM
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5. K and R...I hope it happens...wait, aren't there some of "those people"
in the major leagues..oops..sorry...get those papers on that ballplayer..
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:38 PM
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6. That's a reasonable request
There is a price for hate.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:39 PM
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7. Great Idea !!! - K & R !!!
:patriot:

:kick:
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:41 PM
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8. Crazy Joe's boys will demand citizenship papers of many of the all stars
such as Albert Pujoles, Alex Rodriguez.
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opiate69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:43 PM
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11. I just "liked" your FB page.. good work
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:44 PM
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12. good thinking wndy
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MindandSoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:49 PM
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14. I hope they go through with it! I hope NOTHING happens in AZ anymore!
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LetsgoWings13 Donating Member (144 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:52 PM
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15. its really because global warming is gonna hit hard and they would die playing there
in that heat. ;)
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Ernesto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:54 PM
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17. Works For Me! nt
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 07:20 PM
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18. Olbermann & Hayes just talked about how baseball fans could push back . . .
. . .and demand their teams not play in the Cactus League
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:09 PM
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19. Kick
:kick:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 08:15 PM
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20. KR
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vduhr Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 11:02 PM
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21. Joined the FB page and sent e-mail to Hispanic Chamber of
Commerce in support of a boycott of Arizona.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 11:53 PM
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22. recommend
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 12:06 AM
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23. Well done.
I kick and recommend this initiative.
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Kievan Rus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 12:09 AM
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24. I am aware that the Tagliabue-era NFL wouldn't play a Super Bowl there
Edited on Sat Apr-24-10 12:11 AM by Kievan Rus
And I think it is a real possibility that MLB would pull the All-Star Game from Arizona. Major League Baseball is by far the most racially diverse of the major North American sports leagues.
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SargeUNN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 12:21 AM
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25. I mentioned the Facebook group on my sports show today
I didn't know exactly how to announce the name but I think I did well enough people will be able to find it. Here is the podcast of the show http://allsportsshow.podbean.com/
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Cresent City Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 12:58 AM
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26. No players, no game
In 1964, the American Football League was set to play its allstar game in New Orleans. When visiting the French Quarter, some of the black players were mistreated, and subject to the Jim Crow laws of the time. The affected players held a meeting and decided not to play in the game. Remarkably, the white players and the league stood behind them and moved the game to Houston. This cost New Orleans an AFL franchise, but the only recently lifted curse of the Saints is another story.

Will MLB play a white only game in 2010? If the non-white players refuse to play, they will have to wrestle with this decision.
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 01:11 AM
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27. Yep. The players need to step up (groan), not just the fans. (n/t)
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 04:02 AM
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28.  Stevie Wonder also refuse to perform here.
The nit wits keep electing republicans to high office in this backward state,here on the border Sierra Vista/Bisbee you can feel the tension and hate.
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-10 09:07 AM
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29. Saturday morning kick!
:kick:
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