By The Associated Press (CP) – 3 hours ago
PHOENIX — The Nationals and Diamondbacks were delayed briefly Monday night when a fan draped a sign over the left-field wall protesting Arizona's immigration law.
Plate umpire Angel Hernandez halted the game in the first inning when he saw the large sign addressed to Diamondbacks owner Ken Hendrick.
The sign read: "Mr. Kendrick ... Don't feed hate. Say no to SB1070."
Nationals left-fielder Josh Willingham said something to the fans behind the sign, which was pulled down by a security guard after a delay of about a minute.
The immigration law was partially blocked by a judge last week, but it hasn't stopped protests around Phoenix. Numerous groups have asked baseball to move next year's all-star game from Arizona because of the law.
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