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.
Posted by Nick Beaudrot at 4/29/2010 05:00:00 AM
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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. :-)
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