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Players Want 2011 All-Star Game Moved Out of Arizona

Baseball fans, take a good look at some of the players in tonight's All-Star Game. You may not see them at next year's classic if they are Latino. A growing number of Latino players, including such perennial all-stars as Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez,have said they would not participate in the game if it is played as scheduled next year in Phoenix.
The Latino players are calling on Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 game out of Phoenix as a protest against Arizona's new anti-immigrant law [1], which goes into effect July 29.
The law requires police to stop and question anyone they have "reasonable suspicion" of being undocumented. The law does not define "reasonable suspicion," a fact that many opponents say is a carte blanche for racial profiling.
Writing at Huffington Post today, Ben Walker [2] speaks with several Latino players who say the law is unfair and they cannot play if the game remains in Phoenix. He quotes Kansas City Royals closer Joakim Soria, who says:
They could stop me a

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