Will Astros Be Black-Less Once Again??

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Updated: April 19, 2006

WILL ASTROS BE BLACK-LESS ONCE AGAIN ??

PRAYING

FOR A MIRACLE FOR 2006 SEASON

” DEAR LORD ABOVE …….. ”

Think about It

what a Distinction to most be Known by

Houston’s Astros in 2005

the first World Series team

since 1953

Without even One

African American player on its Roster

in fact the Only

MLB team in 2005 without

even One African America player

Believe it or not. Right now the Astros have 2 that’s right 2 not just 1 African American players on their Spring Training Roster. Looks like we already have a Miracle in Houston. Don’t get too Bubbly. Yet.

They are both Outfielders among a large group of established Astros Outfielders. There is more chance of it snowing in Houston. In the middle of the Summer. Than both of these Black Outfielders making it on the Roster for Opening Day.

But they both deserve Attention

under the Circumstances

They are veteran player Preston Wilson acquired from Washington in the off season after they acquired him from Colorado in the middle of last season. And young Charlton Jimerson who has never played a regular season MLB game in his Life anywhere so far. Who just might in Houston. Keep Praying !

Right now as you read

both are Sporting

Houston Astros uniforms

but for how Long ??

Let’s go back to last season for a Moment. Most MLB teams have been reduced to 2 or 3 African American players in this Modern Era of Almost All White & Latino Baseball. No team had more than a half dozen Black players among their 30 player rosters. But only Houston was able to muster the Distinction of playing the entire season and right up through the World Series ….

Without even ONE African American on its roster for even ONE day of the 2005 season. A Feat no other team has been able to “accomplish” since the 1953 New York Yankees also World Series bound.

52 years

it took 52 years for

the Houston Astros to come along

and match the 1953 Yankees

52 years since any MLB team

made it to the Fall Classic

for an entire MLB season

without any African American players

So now you know it isn’t easy being completely African American Free. And maybe even a little more Difficult psychologically in Houston which has one of the nation’s larger African American population.

OK here it comes …

So what BIG Deal

NO African Americans on the Astros

WHO CARES ????

It’s not our Problem and

it doesn’t bother Houston fans

That is the Point

isn’t it

PRAY FOR

Preston Wilson & Charlton Jimerson

and most of All

PRAY FOR

The Houston Astros and …

Baseball

POSTSCRIPT

If the Astros can manage to go an entire 2nd MLB season without even one African American on their Roster and make it to the World Series again they will be in a League of their own and surpassing even the Yankees of 1953.

JIMERSON & WILSON PRAY FOR THEM !

PRAY HARD !!