Brewers pitcher pledges to boycott if 2011 All-Star game not moved from Arizona

The national Move the Game campaign won another important supporter  when Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo (left) pledged to boycott the 2011 All-Star game if he is named to the All-Star roster and the game is not moved from Chase Field in Phoenix. Gallardo is just one of many Major League players who have spoken out against Arizona's immigrant racial-profiling bill SB1070 and have called for the 2011 All-Star game to be moved out of the state of Arizona. "If the game is in Arizona, I will totally boycott," Gallardo says.

UPDATE: WNPJ member group Voces de la Frontera has launched a petition to Baseball Commissioner and Milwaukee resident Bud Selig, demanding he relocate the 2011 All-Star Game (sign the petition here...).

Plans are already in the works for a protest in Milwaukee when the Arizona Diamondbacks next play the Brewers at Miller Park, in a four-game series starting August 9. Protests have followed the Diamondbacks around the country since Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed SB1070 into law in April.