I was able to score four tickets for Tuesday’s night’s All-Star Game at Angels Stadium, and got there about 3:30 PM.Â As my son and I wandered around the front of the stadium, there were two small protests going on.Â A series of religious signs were scattered in a haphazard manner and then there was a small protest over having the 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona.
I estimate about 50-70 protestors calling on a repeal of Arizona’s new immigration law and calling for comprehensive immigration reform.Â The protesters shouted, “this is what Democracy looks like.”Â From the sheer numbers, Democracy was poorly attended and poorly articulated.Â
Frankly, the best way for these pro-immigration reform protesters to make themselves heard would be to support the federal government’s lawsuit against Arizona.Â Fans at tonight’s game paid more attention to the T-shirt stands and the BBQ booths than they did the protestors.Â And while some players may protest the 2011 game, I can’t see Major League Baseball moving it or having trouble filling an all-star roster with players who want to play in the game.
Inside the stadium, the crowd was very polite when it came to a moment of silence to honor the passing of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.Â Going to Angels games against the Red Sox or the Yankees over the past few years was almost like a West Coast home game for these teams.Â But when the players and coaches of the Yankees and Red Sox were introduced, the fans where I was booed loudly.Â
And, to prove Gustavo wrong, Vladimir Guerrero was cheered wildly when he was introduced and when he stepped to the plate.Â
We also spied former Sheriff candidate Craig Hunter on patrol.
All and all, a terrific event Anaheim.Â Nicely done.