MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Digs Deep to Figure Out Why More African-Americans Don’t Play Baseball
I have a dream that one day we will live in a nation where ball players will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the throw of their ball.
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Bud Selig, the commissioner of Major League Baseball… Did you hear this? They’re gonna launch an investigation to find out why blacks are not playing baseball. They want to find out why.
Apparently major league rosters — they’ve done research out there — and they have found only 7.7% of major league players are African-American. There are a lot of Dominicans and Latin-American players, but African-Americans are only 7.7%, and there are some teams that don’t even have one. Of course, this is the anniversary year of Jackie Robinson breaking down the race barrier. So they’re all wringing their hands over this, and launching an investigation to try to figure out why young African-Americans don’t want to go play baseball.
Why, instead, are they playing football or basketball? In a related study, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association has decided to study why a dwindling number of white guys play basketball. Only kidding about that. That is not happening. The National Football League, Major League Baseball, the NBA, none of them are commissioning a survey to find out why so few Asians participate in their sports. Only Major League Baseball is digging deep to find out why African-Americans are choosing not to play baseball.