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Affirmative action for MLB rosters?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, May 7, 2007.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Rainbow Push pushes its agenda on Braves' brass ...

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/braves/stories/2007/05/07/0508bravesminority.html

    The Braves have at least 10 non-WASP players on their 40-man roster. Are hispanics any less minority than blacks?
     
  2. Wow. I'm speechless. Just speechless.
     
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Sometimes...just sometimes....the level of idiocy in the world makes me wonder how we survive as a species....how the ancestors of some of the people walking around today managed to figure out how to get laid and thus reproduce....
     
  4. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    Jackson should take a look to the NHL next
     
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I wonder how much the Braves are going to pay them off.
     
  6. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

     
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    When Hank Aaron was signed, the scouting industry was akin to panning for gold, it was so inexact. Now, the networking is so extensive, it's much closer to being a science. The kids who want to play and have the ability, generally play baseball, and they don't get missed. On top of which, some of this is out of any team's individual control. I mean, by the time the Braves had a pick the year Prince Fielder was drafted, well, he was already off the board. Are they supposed to pass on Jeff Francoeur or Brian McCann so they can get a perhaps lesser talent who is black?
     
  8. John

    John Well-Known Member

    This is beyond stupid.
     
  9. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    yeah, Jesse's being the dumbass attention whore who Whitlock ragged about...

    The way scouting is these days, it has nothing to do with racism but the depth of the talent pool. 50 years ago, kids like Chuck Taylor would be playing baseball. Now, they play video games or basketball and want nothing to do with baseball.

    And it's MLB's fault?
     
  10. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Uh, yes there is. They're playing basketball -- even the 5-11, 175-pounders who have a 0.000002 percent chance of ever making it.
     
  11. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    Oh, shut the hell up, you ignorant asses. Is this a joke?

    This is one of the most wrong-headed political moves ever made. Rainbow/PUSH should be ashamed of itself.
     
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Bingo... This is the first step... This one might not have legs, given that there are so few African-American players at ANY level of baseball, so it might not go anywhere. It could just be Jesse casting the fishing line and seeing if anything bites. But if he does get a bite, the extortion will come into play somewhere down the line... Maybe it will be a threatened boycott of advertisers on Turner's network unless key payouts are made to some friends of PUSH who have some cockamamie plan to boost African-American participation in baseball?
     
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