BASN Classic BlackBox: Here We Go Again Annual Tradition No Black Umpires or Broadcasters For 2006 World Series

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Updated: October 15, 2007

A BASN Classic BlackBox Last Updated:October 22, 2006 HERE WE GO AGAIN ANNUAL TRADITION NO BLACK UMPIRES OR BROADCASTERS FOR 2006 WORLD SERIES AND WHAT HAPPENED TO ALL THE MLB UMPIRE PHOTOS BUD AT MLB.COM

AFRICAN AMERICANS NEED NOT APPLY

Do you think

Bud Selig is

SHOCKED

When he finds NO African American Umpires and NO African Americans broadcasting the 2006 World Series. Even in Detroit. Of course he would be if you asked him. Why. Because Bud Selig is The Ultimate Con Man. Peddling his PHONY interest in African Americans in Baseball season after season.

As we keep telling you

while the rest of the

media doesn’t

it’s all

BULLSHIT

There is one definite impact our pounding Selig about the MLB Umpire situation, year after year after year has had, the photos of the entire roster of MLB Umpires were always displayed on the Umpire Section of the MLB Website.

NO MORE

Not after the Black Box series exposing the scandalously few African Americans who have ever been MLB Umpires, and never more than TWO the number currently among 69+ roster umpires who work MLB games.

It’s less noticeable now

since Selig removed

umpire photos from

the MLB Website

( smart move Bud )

Making matters that much worse in the umpire ranks and the broadcast booth as well is INSTITUTIONAL Racism. The worst most virulent kind. “We aren’t rejecting Black umpires or broadcasters …

it’s just there are so so few of them.” Why Selig and Murdoch are there so FEW Black umpires and broadcasters.

WHY ????

Because you hire so FEW and because even though there are so FEW you do nothing to make changes to your management structure or hiring practices that will change the situation and you don’t even recognize the lack of MLB umpires and broadcasters is a Problem. You can’t fix what you think is working fine.

So starting Saturday evening

There will be 6 Umpires working this World Series. None of them African American.

NO we aren’t going to give you there names.

WHY should we bother perpetuating the Scam here at Black Athlete Sports Network. Giving these 6 Umpires attention they don’t deserve.

And in the Booth Tim McCarver and Joe Buck and probably a few others in the Broadcast Booth and none of these men will be African American.

OK we gave you their names.

And you aren’t going to read about the lack of African American broadcasters at the World Series any place but here.

And if you decide to mention

These Abnormalities to almost any White Person they will either give you a Dirty Look or worse browbeat you for turning everything into Race, an issue of Black & White. That hey we’re all just trying to enjoy the World Series. Have Fun !

And do you really Believe

“Bud Selig doesn’t want Black Umpires in the World Series or Rupert Murdoch does not want African Americans broadcasting the World Series on FOX.”

( they don’t have a Racist Bone in their bodies they’ll say )

That is exactly what

we Believe here

in the Box

once again

Institutional Racism

this time at the

World Series

because

IF

Selig & Murdoch wanted African American

MLB umpires and FOX broadcasters

at the 2006 World Series

there would be

End of Story

POSTSCRIPT

Do a regular Google Search on

” african american mlb umpires ”

all you’ll see there is our Stuff

READ IT !

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