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BASN Classic Blackbox: Omar Minaya Baseball’s Worldwide Ambassador
Originally Published: January 16, 2008 OMAR MINAYA BASEBALL’S WORLDWIDE AMBASSADOR EXCEPT IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN NEIGHBORHOODS OMAR HERE THERE ALMOST EVERYWHERE
What a touching scene
how can you possibly
criticize Omar Minaya
for being one of those
Except in the Inner Cities. That is how we can criticize him and others strongly. Because the real point is WHY would he and others travel the world everywhere the Dominican Republic of course and China, YES China and Ghana, Israel but not back at home specifically among African Americans.
This week Omar is in Israel developing interest in playing more Baseball among Israeli youth. Who can criticize that. Nobody not us EXCEPT that he will travel to the far corners of the world as a Baseball “ambassador” offer inspiration AND resources here there and everywhere EXCEPT in America’s Inner Cities.
Of course no one else catches
the discrepancy a nicer word
than hypocrisy indeed
Even more to the Point the Mets and the Yankees likewise are building new Billion Dollar Baseball Pleasure Palaces in New York City NO expenses spared. This will be Baseball Heaven for those still living here on Earth. NO need to go to the Promised Land to experience Baseball at it sensual ( or is it sexual in those lavish very private corporate suites with luxury bathrooms surrounding the field ) BEST.
But absolutely NO Baseball Academies
along with either new stadium for
Black kids and others to develop
baseball skills and potential
as they do by the
dozen in the
Allow us to quote The New York Times
on the fabulous Mets GM Omar Minaya
” We have to find a way to help baseball there ( in Israel ),” he said.
” I’ve worked on building four or five baseball fields in the Dominican Republic. We have to do something in Israel to bring baseball there and give the kids the opportunity to play baseball. I told Arn we have to get it done.”
( There are NO quotes of Minaya ever saying WE HAVE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO HELP BASEBALL IN AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES )
“Minaya did not ignore his day job while he was in Israel. He had his cell phone with him and talked with other general managers daily. But just in case he forgot that he had a job to do, Mets fans were there to remind him.”
“I can happily report there were Mets fans in Israel,” he said. People came up to me in the airport and said, ‘Go Mets.’ They also said, ‘Have a good year, but get more pitching.’ ” ” Minaya, however, did not bring a pitcher home with him.”
NO indeed Minaya did not bring a pitcher home with him but much much closer to home the New York Mets do NOT have even one African American pitcher on their staff and beyond pitchers the one notable really the ONLY African American on the New York Mets last year Outfielder Lastings Milledge has been traded to the Washington Nationals in return for some decidedly non-African American players.
So there you have it
Omar Minaya one of
many traveling the world
spreading the Gospel of Baseball
who has no trouble finding his Way
to Jerusalem but NEVER Harlem
Where to next Omar ??
HOW ABOUT ANTARCTICA NEXT OMAR