At the beginning of this calendar year, you said that you want to bring an All-Star Game to San Diego, going so far as to say that “it’s very important.” Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll have an opening until 2015.
Wait a minute. Strike that.
Now that SB 1070 has been signed into law (and I’ll keep any political commentary out of this), there have been numerous calls for boycotts on the state of Arizona, on everything from tourism to the Diamondbacks, and from The Daily Kos comes a call for Major League Baseball to go one better and pull the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix. They cite a precedent, as the NFL pulled the 1993 Super Bowl out of Phoenix after Arizona rescinded Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
If the league is going to go through with such a motion, it’s going to need somewhere to else to hold the game. Aand that’s where we come in. I don’t actually know what goes into planning an All-Star Game (I assume it’s more than just printing up banners?), but getting one in Petco Park thirteen and a half months from now would be quite the coup for your new regime. Fans would definitely be ecstatic, and it might even show the rest of the league this is an organization that is no joke. As an added bonus, we get to stick it to those whiney Diamondbacks. What’s not to like?
This is your barbecue, Jeff, and it tastes good. The team’s winning, the young players are coming along nicely, and I’m hearing good things about the Petco experience. As always, I trust your leadership, and I just want to make sure that you are aware of this opportunity.
Keep up the good work.
P.S. Could you get my boy Melvin a swag bag or something? You know, when you get the chance.