Fans ask Cubs to train in Florida
CHICAGO (AP) — Immigrant rights activists are outside Wrigley Field, saying the Cubs should move their spring training facility out of Arizona.
Members of the group are upset with a stringent new immigration law in Arizona that they believe encourages racial profiling. They also don't like the Arizona Legislature's failure to fund a new spring home for the team in Mesa.
The protesters organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights asked fans headed to a Cubs-Pirates matinee Friday to sign a petition urging the Cubs to move from Mesa to Naples, Fla.
Fans also protested outside Wrigley two weeks ago when the Arizona Diamondbacks were in town.