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    MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    They just must be a bunch of racists!
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/jackie/news/story?id=2828584
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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    What a bunch of crap, you can't make someone play a sport if they don't want to.

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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    They just must be a bunch of racists!
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/jackie/news/story?id=2828584
    Who?

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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

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    "cajunvike" wrote:
    They just must be a bunch of racists!
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/jackie/news/story?id=2828584
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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    This was ESPN news when I was home on lunch.
    I think MLB is actually one of the more diverse sports.
    There is a decent mixture of hispanic, white, and black. And the asian market is just beginning to be tapped.

    Just an example of creating a story when there isn't one...
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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    This was ESPN news when I was home on lunch.
    I think MLB is actually one of the more diverse sports.
    There is a decent mixture of hispanic, white, and black. And the asian market is just beginning to be tapped.

    Just an example of creating a story when there isn't one...
    Or comparing ratios and imaginary quotas when it's convenient.
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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    My sons school is predominantly African american with very few Cauc or Hispanic students in it.


    With that said, all of the best athletes play either Basketball or Football.
    The school has a very hard time fielding both a JV and a V Baseball team.

    Reason from the school board is that there just isn't the interest in Baseball by the school body athletes.

    Its gotten to the point that the parents of the few kids that play Baseball have to support efforts (Fund Raisers/Out of Pocket expenses) to keep the field in shape (grass seed, fertilizer, mower, scoreboard, bleachers etc) because the board spends the funds for sport equipment on the sports that the kids play the most.

    Sad state of affairs that ESPN and the other news agencies aren't really addressing the issue.


    IMOA that issue, in its simplest form, is the glorification of Football and Basketball (Love both games by the way) by the news media along with the ever increasing effort to hold night games is ruining a sport that should be loved by all.
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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    The MLB isn't stopping them at all, they choose not to because they don't get street credibility like football or basketball players.

    There are a few very good young African-American baseball players. Rickie Weeks, Delmon Young, Elijah Dukes, Carl Crawford, BJ Upton(Young, Dukes, Crawford, and Upton are all on Tampa Bay) and my favorite Met, Lastings Milledge.

    In a year or two these guys are all going to be great players, Crawford is already pretty damn good, and that will draw a lot of young African-Americans to baseball.

    *In this post I use a term I hate, and that is African-American. It's a stupid term derived by PC douchebags to describe any black person they see, even if they're not African. The only reason I use it is because there are many black-skinned baseball players who are not African-American at all, like Vlad Guerrero, David Ortiz, etc.. they're all Dominican, and black, but most people if they saw them on the street, and didn't know who they were would say,"oh he's African-American"--Wrong. But if you saw a person from South Africa, who is white, you would never call them an African-American, but in fact they are. If there's a crime committed, and a description of the person is given, they'll say African-American on the news, even if the guy's name is Jose Rodriguez, and they know he's from the Dominican Republic or any other island nation like that.

    I just think using the term African-American will end up making you look like an idiot. None of my black friends have anything against the term black.... and if they did I'd have a problem with being called white. My skin isn't white. And their skin isn't black, but there is no better way to describe the two colors of skin.

    Black, White, Asian, and Hispanic, and I'm sticking with it.


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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    I am sadly disappointed that MLB has not developed Arcticans (North Polers), and Antarticans (South Polers).
    I believe this will only create more polarization between various cultures.

    ;D

    When we stop to think about it, most folks behavior isn't perplexing after all !

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    Re: MLB should develop more African-American baseball players!

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    They just must be a bunch of racists!
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/jackie/news/story?id=2828584
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    hmmm

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