Because some people think a certain Arizona immigration bill is a very bad thing, many of those same people are taking it out on the Arizona Diamondbacks, threatening a boycott. This is, pardon my French, retarded.
When Arizona pushed through its controversial immigration bill, there was a lot of anger. But almost immediately, it was misdirected. (Arizona Iced Tea had to put out a statement clarifying that they're not actually based in Arizona.) Certain folks, let's call them Iced Tea Partiers, really like protesting, and they'll go after any high-profile target associated with the state.
And yes, that includes the Arizona Diamondbacks. When we touched on a proposed D-Back boycott earlier in the week, we dismissed it out of hand. But it's been picking up momentum. A congressman has called for Chase Field to lose the 2011 All-Star Game. Protesters showed up at Wrigley yesterday, as they plan to for every game of Arizona's weekend series in Chicago (hopefully they're aware that the visiting team pockets a portion of the gate receipts.)