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All-Stars, mom and protests apple pie

Those promised demonstrations against Arizona's SB 1070 apparently won't happen

Originally Published: July 12, 2011
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

As American institutions go, big league baseball has always been more evolutionary than revolutionary. On the field and off. Whenever it's safe and convenient -- say, in a shoe commercial or public service announcement -- Major League Baseball can always be counted upon to take as much reflected credit as possible for the courage of individuals such as Jackie Robinson or Branch Rickey or Curt Flood.

The cold truth of our national pastime is somewhat less inspiring, however, as the game ...

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