Bud Selig: Where Does Baseball Stand On The Arizona Immigration Law?

al asifyouknowSenior Analyst IMay 3, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 08: Sharon Robinson and MLB Commissioner Allan H. 'Bud' Selig attend the Jackie Robinson Foundation Annual Awards Dinner at the The Waldorf Astoria on March 8, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Jackie Robinson Foundation)
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Is that a fair question ask?

Should baseball get involved in a discussion about immigration?

I think those questions will be answered along a line I hate to use, the race line or the race card, whatever is your preference.

This subject will unfortunately divide folks along racial lines.

Just about everyone agrees that illegal immigration is a big problem and that a solution needs to be found sooner rather than later.

So I would assume most of the opposition with the Arizona legislation is not against what is trying to accomplish but is about the way they’re going about it.

Can we agree on that?

If you’re an USA born brown person and feel that you have to keep proving you belong here, I can see why they would be upset with that policy.

Don’t you?

As a fan I would be disappointed if baseball does not take a stand on this subject, any side! Fans need to know where Bud Selig stands.

As of last count 23% of the players in the big show are Latinos and about 47% of the minor league players are also Latinos.

I guess Mr. Selig can just ignore the big elephant in the room, the proper thing to do is for baseball to tell us if they think the Arizona policy is fair.

That should not be a big deal for Mr. Selig, either the MLB believes is fair or it doesn’t, it’s that simple.

No one is asking MLB to have a boycott or anything like that, just give us your opinion!

Mr. Selig, Latinos and all fans of social conscience are waiting for your answer sir.

Can we expected soon?

As always I’m just a fan with an opinion and from what I understand everybody has one and I thank God for that.

Enough said!