Monday, May 16, 2011
by Jess Estremera
Musician Carlos Santana, was in Atlanta Georgia yesterday to receive a "Beacon of Change" award and took the opportunity to blast the states new anti-immigration laws. Before Sundays "Civil Rights Game," at Turner Field, Carlos Santana called the states new law "anti-American." The Georgia Immigration Law, HB 87, cracks down on illegal immigration by increasing enforcement powers and requiring many employers to check the immigration status of new hires. Santana sugguested the law is based on racism and economic anxiety. He went on to proclaim " I represent the human race, the people of Arizona, the people of Atlanta, Georgia you should be ashamed of yourselves." Santana referenced his 1960's rock-n-roll background and said he is an artist unafraid to speak out. "It’s an anti-American law. It’s a cruel law, actually," Santana said. "If you all remember what it was like here with Martin Luther King and the dogs and the hoses, it’s the same thing, only it’s high tech. So let’s change it.” The 2011 All-Star game is set to be held in Arizona, it will be interesting to see players response to the state's laws and their actions leading up to the game.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
by Jess Estremera
The Mets broke a 7 game losing streak on Sunday night in Atlanta despite Wright going 0-4. The highpoint of the game for a few lucky fans occurred a few hours before the game even started- when David Wright started playing catch with children in the first rows of the visitors dugout.
A lucky five-year-old named Mason, one of the participants, caught Wrights arm band as well after the game. Masons father wrote ESPN this letter about his son's experience:
What a great experience for Mason yesterday!!! As a 5-year-old, who just adores the Braves, he had no clue the All-Star that he was playing catch with at the time. My wife and I were just amazed at what was happening! We didn't think the day could get any better than that until David threw his arm band into the stands after the game, and Mason got it! He hasn't wanted to take it off since. He even tried to sleep in it last night, but we wouldn't let him! He did wear it to his T-ball game tonight, though! If you get a chance, please let David know how much that 15 minutes meant to the kids. His fan base grew a little larger in the South over the weekend. All Mason normally talks about is Chipper Jones, and now if you ask him who his favorite player is, he says David Wright. ... Maybe we'll be lucky enough to have him as a Brave one day :)
Sorry Mason's father, that's not happening, but thanks for trying ;-)
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Image via WikipediaFinal Score: NY Mets 8, Atlanta 2
David Wright had an RBI and scored twice to help the New York Mets down the Atlanta Braves, 8-2, in Grapefruit League play.
Ike Davis drove in his 13th run of the spring while Jose Reyes had two hits and scored once for the Mets. Mike Pelfrey gave up both runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Derek Lowe was tagged for six runs -- four earned -- on seven hits with three walks over four innings. Brooks Conrad drove in a run and scored in the loss.