NEW YORK — With a lengthy non-answer, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Thursday gave no indication he would move the 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix in response to Arizona’s immigration law, saying MLB has already done everything it should do regarding equality.
Selig also professed optimism about declining attendance and said the sale of the Texas Rangers needs to be completed soon, although he refused to reveal his deadline for the transaction.
The players’ union has come out against the law, and some — including the city of San Francisco — have called for MLB to pull its Midsummer Classic from Arizona.
But asked about it after a quarterly owners’ meeting adjourned, Selig responded only by citing MLB’s progress in hiring minorities.
“We have enormous social responsibilities,” Selig said.