Miracle Black Umpire For 2007 World Series

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Updated: October 23, 2007

Miracle BLACK UMPIRE FOR 2007 WORLD SERIES

NEGRO LEAGUE ONLY PLACE BLACK UMPIRES EVER TREATED FAIRLY ABOVE BERT GHOLSTON & BILLY DONALDSON KANSAS CITY, 1923

YES we’re predictable

it’s the story that keeps on

giving again and again

African American Umpires

in Major League Baseball

YES we keep presenting the “same” story over and over and over again from a thousand different angles here in the Box. And we won’t stop until the WORST case of out and out RACISM in Sports ends.. The outrageous small number of African American Umpires in the entire history of Baseball right up to and including the present.

SIX Black Umpires

in the entire history of

MLB Baseball and

NEVER more than

TWO at once

among a corps of

70 MLB Umpires

by the way this is the 103rd World Series

in 103 years this will be the THIRD time

an African American has been selected

do the math there have been over 500

World Series Umpire selections

3 of 500+ have been Black

with Meriwether’s selection

for the 2007 World Series

So you should have known there would be a Black Box on the subject to herald the Word Series as there always is. Either because there are typically NO Black Umpires among the 6 World Series Umpires. Or as this year YES there is ONE. One of only TWO Black MLB Umpires Chuck Meriwether.

In fact this is Meriwether’s second World Series. He was also chosen in 2004. And this year if the “rotation” is normal Meriwether should actually get to be behind the Plate calling Balls & Strikes in Game 3. The ONLY other African American to Umpire a World Series is the Late Charles Williams in 1993.

The ONLY other current African American MLB Umpire Kerwin Danley has not been so “fortunate.” Danley has NEVER been chosen to Umpire a World Series. Danley has been an MLB Umpire since 1998. Maybe he’ll get picked next year for his 10th Anniversary ?? Although Chuck Meriwether an MLB Umpire since 1993 had to wait until his 11th Big League season to get the call.

Let’s see how smart you are ???

What is the most significant FACT buried

in clear sight in the paragraph above

take your time we’ve got plenty

now here’s the Answer …..

You are right and declare yourself SMART if your Answer was THERE HAS NOT BEEN EVEN ONE NEW AFRICAN AMERICAN NAMED A MAJOR LEAGUE UMPIRE IN THE LAST NINE YEARS.

Not even ONE in 9 years and

since there are NO prospects for

the 2008 season that will be

a DECADE without even

ONE new Black Umpire

Why even bother making this Box

any longer what more

is there to say

Major League Baseball is

a RACIST institution as

PROVEN by the lack

of Black Umpires

and NO action by

Bud Selig and MLB

to correct this

OUTRAGE

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” WHAT’S THAT .. MORE BLACK UMPIRES ..

…… WHY THE HECK WOULD WE DO THAT “