Group urges move of '11 All-Star Game

August 15, 2010

About three dozen people are protesting outside Nationals Park, urging commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix because of Arizona's new immigration legislation.

A banner reading ''Bud Selig Move The All Stars Game No SB 0170'' was unfurled from a parking garage, but was quickly removed before the Washington Nationals hosted the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Selig has declined to become involved in what he says is a political issue.

The demonstrators gathered outside the center-field gates at noon, briefly walking in a circle before security personnel ushered them into a blocked-off portion of N Street.


They handed out fliers and carried signs — some in Spanish, others in English — and chanted ''Hey, baseball, let's face it — Arizona is racist'' and ''Hey, Bud Selig: Move the game!''