HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Sports » Sports (Group) » MLB considering guideline...

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:07 AM

MLB considering guidelines for racist taunts, commissioner says

Source: Associated Press

AP May 5, 2017, 11:53 PM

MLB considering guidelines for racist taunts, commissioner says

MINNEAPOLIS -- Days after a fan at Fenway Park directed racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he is determined to "provide our players with an environment where they feel comfortable in every major league stadium that they play."

Manfred spoke Friday before the Minnesota Twins hosted the Boston Red Sox, who were at the center of the controversy this week after Jones, who is black, heard the taunts . Another fan was removed and banned for life from Fenway Park the next day for making a racist remark, and other black players throughout the big leagues said it is a common occurrence to be subjected to such behavior by fans.

Manfred said MLB is surveying all 30 teams to see how they handle such situations "as a prelude to giving consideration to some more industry wide guidelines in this area."

"We want to make sure that we know exactly what the clubs are doing before we start recommending changes," Manfred said. "We're in the process of gathering information right now."

[font size=1]-snip-[/font]


Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlb-considering-guidelines-for-racist-taunts-commissioner-says/

4 replies, 3521 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply MLB considering guidelines for racist taunts, commissioner says (Original post)
Eugene May 2017 OP
PoliticAverse May 2017 #1
Mike Nelson May 2017 #2
nocalflea May 2017 #3
Iggo May 2017 #4

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 04:16 AM

1. So someone will be coming up with a rule for what constitutes an acceptable racist taunt?

"No racist taunts allowed." is too simple?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 05:00 AM

2. How about...

..."No Racial Taunts. (period)"?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat May 6, 2017, 06:09 AM

3. Fans are well aware of the onus the league places on players to "behave like professionals " and the take advantage of it.

They 've done so for years in all sports .It's way past time for the league to demand a modicum of civility from fans. There will always be taunting from fans-in baseball it's a tradition. Mocking someone's hitting slump or booing a star player on the oppossing team is vastly different than hurling racial and ethnic slurs. The league should have taken a stand against racial invective years ago. I'm afraid they will do way too little, way, way, too late. Time to grow a pair MLB .

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun May 7, 2017, 11:20 AM

4. Guidelines? You mean like "Don't."

Right?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread