A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
Rockies Not Biggest World Series Losers
ROCKIES NOT BIGGEST WORLD SERIES PITCHER LETROY HAWKINS
Do the Count
that WAS the World Series line-up
How many African Americans
among them …..
ONE player. Only Colorado relief pitcher LeTroy Hawkins. TWO coaches Boston’s DeMario Hale and Colorado’s Glenallen Hill. ONE Umpire Chuck Meriwether and ZERO FOX broadcasters. So out of 81 key and visible “positions” at this year’s World Series there were FOUR African Americans among the 81. Most notably just ONE player the Red Sox have NONE. And NO broadcasters whatsoever. ONE player NO broadcasters.
And some of you actually
THINK Baseball is still
an INTEGRATED Sport
only IF real integration
involves Whites & Latinos
To bring it really home the BEST team in Baseball by far today by most post-WS analysis the Boston Red Sox do not have even one African American. The closest they come is ONE coach 3rd Base Coach DeMario Hale. How about those Rockies in addition to rarely used Relief Pitcher LeTroy Hawkins they also have a Black Coach Glenallen Hale at 1st Base.
Then there is the Broadcast “team”
FOX had complete latitude to fill those 9 positions that include play by play, pre and post game analysis, “color” (sic) commentary plus roving reporters. FOX could have easily said we want a fully integrated broadcast team meaning adding ONE – never never more – African American among the 9 or just adding one more some African American out in the bleachers who would only get on the Air if someone hit a Home Run make that game WINNING Home Run right at him.
but that obviously not only wasn’t a priority
for Rupert Murdoch and HIS Fox network
it was rather of NO concern whatsoever
so finally the Baseball Season is over
next season it will be exactly the same
for African Americans except maybe
the Rockies won’t have any
African American players
and the merry go round
goes round and round
and wherever it stops
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