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Sen. Robert Menendez Urges MLB Players To Boycott 2011 All-Star Game In Arizona

One by one, voices are calling out baseball to do the right thing and denounce Arizona's hateful law. Sen. Robert Menendez is urging the Major League

One by one, voices are calling out baseball to do the right thing and denounce Arizona's hateful law.

Sen. Robert Menendez is urging the Major League Baseball Players Association to boycott next year's All Star Game in Phoenix over the recently passed Arizona law to crack down on illegal immigrants.

The New Jersey Democrat says in a letter that 27 percent of Major League players are Latinos and they shouldn't be subjected to a law Menendez says codifies racial profiling.

Rep. Jose Serrano, a New York Democrat, has similarly asked the players to boycott the 2011 event, noting that in 1993 the National Football League rescinded its offer to host the Super Bowl in Arizona because it didn't then recognize Martin Luther King day.

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