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Why does USA Today push the "African Americans in baseball" theme

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    over and over?


    Its a zero sum game.

    Let it go, USA Today.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Is it USA Today or is it Bob Nightengale? This has been his issue for a long long time.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Like Christine Brennan and women's basketball?

    ay yi yi
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    It's a legit issue that should be discussed... to me, a big part of the problem is the lack of full scholarships in baseball.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    What isn't discussed in these articles is that black kids don't like baseball.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I have never thought about it before, but it's a good question.

    I've never seen an article questioning why their are not more white players in The NBA.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    But they do like the caps.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That's a small part of the problem if any at all. The weeding out starts around age 10 and is fully completed by age 13 based on whose parents have the $5-10K (or more) to put their kid in travel ball, private coaching, etc.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    You've obviously never worked in a Gannett newsroom, or you would have to ask.

    It's part of the groupthink.
  10. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Basketball is the cheapest and most accessible sport in this country. It's also the only one of the major sports you can play alone AND improve while doing so. You add that to the way the NBA has marketed its star players, and it's a no-brainer as to why black youth overwhelmingly ignore baseball.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    and the NBA has bad hats to boot.

    What MLB should do is only allow kids who play baseball to wear their official 59-50 hats.
  12. beardpuller

    beardpuller Active Member

    OK, I was going to post on this thread, but after reading it, really, what's the use?
    Wow. What a country.
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