Baseball… America’s real past time is a game that Joe Northpal and Myself dominated as kids and coached as adults. It’s truly the greatest game in the world.
And today, young white American players like Mike Trout, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, David Murphy, Bryce Harper, Noah Syndergaard, Jake Arietta, Kevin Kiermaier, Matt Duffy, and many others are DOMINATING.
Not only are they mastering the sport, but they’re handling themselves as class acts on and off the field of play. Don’t EVER expect to see these young men disrespect our nation, our flag, or our men in uniform.
Just a few moments ago… Adam Jones of the Orioles addressed BLM and why you will NEVER see these protests in Major League Baseball.
Orioles’ Adam Jones: MLB short on anthem protests because it’s a ‘white man’s sport’
With racial issues in the United States coming to the forefront in the sports world, Major League Baseball players generally have been absent from the growing chorus of athletes who have publicly spoken out about problems they may see in the United States, and Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones thinks he knows why.
“Baseball is a white man’s sport,” the Orioles star told USA Today.
“We already have two strikes against us already,” Jones told the newspaper, “so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game. In football, you can’t kick them out. You need those players. In baseball, they don’t need us.”
Though Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947 by playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, MLB has had an issue with the dwindling number of African-Americans playing the game. Only 8 percent of the league classifies as African-American, according to the newspaper, with a total of just 69 black players being on the Opening Day rosters of the league’s 30 teams.
“Baseball is numbers. It’s 8 percent black. I didn’t make that up,” Jones later told the Baltimore Sun. “In football, basketball, the numbers are in the 60s and 70s. These aren’t made up numbers. It just is what it is. I’m part of the 8 percent.” SOURCE