Thursday, April 29, 2010

More Baseball-Related Arizona Boycotting

As Goldy at Horse's Ass points out, in addition to the 2011 All-Star Game, Arizona is home to the spring training facilities for a large and growing number of baseball teams. Unlike the All-Star Game, spring training is a persistent source of a substantial amount of tourism revenue for the state; Arizona municipalities have been spending serious dough to attract teams away from Florida (the relative lack of rain doesn't hurt either). Should a number of teams, such as the Los Angeles Angels Anaheim (who happen to be owned by Mexican-American businessman Arte Moreno), threaten to relocate to Nevada or Florida, it would draw the attention of a number of local elected officials.

1 comment:

janinsanfran said...

I suspect that here in San Francisco it could become very hard for the Giants not to join a boycott of spring training in Arizona. We could certainly make it a noisy, irritating issue for them. :-)