Working Families Party Worries for the Sandman

“Will Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera have to show ID to take the mound next year?” wonders the Working Families Party

“Will Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera have to show ID to take the mound next year?” wonders the Working Families Party in email calling for the Yankees and Mets to boycott the All-Star Game in Arizona next summer.

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“If Mets or Yankees players attend the All-Star Game, they could be subjected to the same suspicion, profiling, and harassment now threatening thousands of Arizonans — both immigrants and citizens,” writes Dan Cantor in an email sent to the group’s 130,000-person mailing list, asking them to sign an open letter that will be presented to the owners of both teams.

As the email notes, Arizona started recognizing Martin Luther King Jr. Day after the N.F.L. moved the Super Bowl out of the state. And other Major Leaguers have said they won’t participate if the law remains in effect next year.

I was all set to make a joke about how this is much more of a dilemma for the Yankees, but–as it turns out–the Mets had more All-Stars than the Yanks last year.

Working Families Party Worries for the Sandman