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Field of bad dreams…

6 March 2013

Yahoo baseball columnist Jeff Passan:

GLENDALE, Ariz. – A team full of Mexican citizens and Mexican-Americans played a baseball game here Wednesday. This would be of little note in 49 other states. In Arizona, where immigration has been politicized to the point of dystopian fiction, this was a recipe for jokes about how many of the team’s players were asked for their papers on the way to the stadium. It might’ve been funny if not for the fact that a police officer really had stopped one.

“I actually got pulled over today on the way to the field,” said Marco Estrada, a Milwaukee Brewers pitcher who has lived in the United States for 24 years, whose wife and children are American citizens and who is representing Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. David permalink
    7 March 2013 10:48 am

    Why was he pulled over? Liberals with their crazy “stories”…

    Team Mexico (and Milwaukee Brewers) pitcher Marco Estrada was driving to Mexico’s exhibition game against the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., on Wednesday morning when a police officer pulled him over for rolling through a stop sign. Estrada, 29, has a green card, is married to an American, has two young American children, went to college at Long Beach State and has lived in the United States for almost 25 years — “I speak better English than Spanish,” he says — but he is not yet a U.S. citizen. So, given Arizona’s controversial documentation laws, Estrada says he immediately worried he could be hassled over his papers.

    To his relief, the police officer asked for nothing more than his driver’s license.

    Despite the traffic ticket, Estrada was in a great mood Wednesday.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/worldclassic2013/story/_/id/9023968/world-baseball-classic-different-things-different-teams

  2. 7 March 2013 7:07 pm

    he immediately worried he could be hassled over his papers.

    To his relief, the police officer asked for nothing more than his driver’s license.

    Longtime legalAmerican resident was worried simply because he was in Arizona where both the state police and wacko Sheriff Arpaio have been documented in repeated violations of civil rights based on race and ethnic origin.

    The very fact that the reporter had to go to great lengths to explain that this particular Latino was “legal” reinforces how poorly people are treated if they don’t have papers.

    Point stands.

  3. David permalink
    7 March 2013 7:49 pm

    No, not at all. You crazy liberals, drinkin’ the koolaid…

  4. 10 March 2013 10:42 pm

    I’ll remember this cartoon. . .

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