2011 All-Star Game protesters arrested

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That’s the year 2011, not 2,011 protesters. But maybe if there were that many one of them could have gotten the petition they were trying to deliver to Bud Selig through the thin blue line:

Five people were arrested in Minneapolis in an attempt to deliver more
than 110,000 petitions to Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, asking him to
move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona.

We’ve gone round and round on the politics of all of this, as well as the efficacy of boycotts and the like, and frankly I’m a little tired of it. The objectionable parts of the law have been enjoined. The politicians are planning moves and countermeasures and all of that, but my guess is that nothing new really happens until the lawsuit plays out. If it were me I’d probably wait and see what the next political move is, watch the courts and generally chill out.

Non-politically speaking, though, anyone who thinks that Bud Selig is going to do anything based on 100, 110,000, or 110 million signatures is simply unfamiliar with the man’s work.  He doesn’t do public opinion. He does Congressional opinion and sponsor opinion and owner opinion, but the rest of the world’s population could unite as one and oppose something he’s for and he’s hold a press conference to talk about how popular his latest initiative is.

And to be fair, sometimes that’s a good thing.