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Why weren't Marlins required to interview white candidates?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnoopyBoy, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Sarcasm is hard to spot when there's a straightforward title like that. It just looks dumb.
  2. RedCanuck

    RedCanuck Active Member

    Seriously though, these minority rules are just laughable affirmative action gone amuck. Say Tony LaRussa decides to leave St. Louis and he's willing to sign with you.

    There's no chance you're going to hire the visible minority, so why do they force you to do the whole song and dance? Personally, if I'm the minority, I feel even more insulted by the rule than otherwise.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

  4. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    i'm confused... was hiring tony larussa sarcasm as well?
  5. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    While the thought of a phony hiring process just to show they're "trying" to hire minorities seems laughable, especially to us whities, it is a good thing. What it does is identifies what minorities are capable leaders and candidates, and this is important because old, white owners aren't always, or ever, plugged into day to day rumblings of who's an up and coming third base coach. If you don't believe that there's still an old boy's network, then take a look at the retreads who keep getting jobs. Not to disparage the sick, but what made Buddy Bell deserve to be a M.L. manager again with the Royals? That one winning season with the Rockies?

    Minorities, whether they be black or Hispanic, are often lesser known as managers, aside from cases like Ozzie Guillen who played for his employer, because they are outside the social circles of baseball. This idea of forced interviewing should be de rigeur for football (especially college) and baseball.
  6. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    It's absolutely a good thing in leagues where so many of the players are minorites.
  7. And we're off in tonight's Let The Newbie Pick A Dumbass Fight Derby.
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