A California Reader Wonders When Major League Baseball Will Lobby Congress For More Non-Immigrant Visas For Foreign Players
June 08, 2007, 05:00 AM
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From: Tim Aaronson [e-mail him]

Re: Joe Guzzardi's Column: On Cinco de Mayo, Strike Three For American Baseball Players?

When it comes to sports, I am one of those completely uninterested folks Guzzardi referred to. Is this baseball or football season? Nevertheless, his column hit a home run with me.

I have never thought about sports and immigration. And Guzzardi's outrage at MLB going overseas for players instead of looking toward our inner cities is well founded.

I have a prediction, or perhaps a column idea,—the Bill Gates Effect. It won't be long before baseball's commissioner, Bud Selig, appears before Congress complaining about the dearth of American players and demanding an increase in B visas so that teams can fill up their rosters with overseas players.

Tim Aaronson is the author of " On Teachable Moments (about billboards)", an exchange with an Hispanic teacher about ProjectUSA's brilliant billboard campaign, The Social Contract, Spring 2000.

His previous letter to VDARE.COM is here.