Recent legislation to stem the flow of illegal immigration in Arizona is causing uproar across the country. Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez spoke about the issue, in large part because the 2011 All-Star game will be held in Phoenix next year. One New York congressman already said that Major League Baseball should pull the ASG from Arizona because of the new law, and Gonzalez is only reinforcing the issue by hinting at a boycott.
"I'll support the Players Association 100 percent," said Gonzalez, who grew up in both Tijuana and a suburb south of San Diego. "If they leave it up to the players and the law is still there, I'll probably not play in the All-Star Game. Because it's a discriminating law.
Gonzalez is hitting .286 so far this season with 6 home runs and a .402 on-base percentage. Gonzalez and Royals closer Joakim Soria are arguably the most well-known Mexican baseball players currently at the major league level.