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Racism in MLB

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http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-dyehudson041210

I found this article to be interesting, especially so proximal to the yearly Jackie Robinson day in Major League Baseball. After reading about Torii Hunter’s comments a few weeks ago, it is interesting to see racial issues brought to light again in MLB. Despite the fact that Orlando Hudson’s new comments have little publicized evidence to support them, his perspective is an understandable one (whether the idea raises controversy or not). It is always interesting to see the inside opinions from players, especially when so much evidence (such as the old ages of the mentioned Jermaine Dye and Gary Sheffield) is against the proposed argument. This almost makes the argument seem that much more truthful as it is hard to imagine a player coming out and saying something so controversial with no serious reason or evidence. All I can say is I hope that Hudson’s argument has no basis, because not only would racism change the game, but more importantly it would illustrate how racial equality is still far from a reality. Plus it would serve as a bad example for baseball fans across the country.

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Written by iAnsw3R

April 18, 2010 at 3:35 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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