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When the Astros and Phillies line up Friday (Original Post) kairos12 Oct 2022 OP
Yep, heard it as well on Keith Olbermann's podcast today. By the way, he is outstanding. Ninga Oct 2022 #1
This is not surprising Casady1 Oct 2022 #2
And the Phillies have few Hispanic players as well. (nt) NoRethugFriends Oct 2022 #3
Same with the Astros TxGuitar Oct 2022 #8
Astros also have an African-American outfielder.. luvs2sing Oct 2022 #4
Venezuelans, Dominicans, and suburban white guys underpants Oct 2022 #5
I don't watch much baseball these days, but I was noticing the other day rurallib Oct 2022 #6
Just read this online and came here to post it. Xavier Breath Oct 2022 #7
 

Casady1

(2,133 posts)
2. This is not surprising
Wed Oct 26, 2022, 03:56 PM
Oct 2022

I coached little league and you could not get the African American kids to play. Baseball has become a well off game. Players have to come from households with a lot of disposable money. Gloves are $250.00 bats are $300.00 and travel baseball is in the thousands.

luvs2sing

(2,220 posts)
4. Astros also have an African-American outfielder..
Wed Oct 26, 2022, 04:06 PM
Oct 2022

Michael Brantley, but he is recovering from shoulder surgery and not on the roster.

Still, pretty damn whitey white white. Ugh..

rurallib

(62,673 posts)
6. I don't watch much baseball these days, but I was noticing the other day
Wed Oct 26, 2022, 04:57 PM
Oct 2022

the lack of AA players all around. I was wondering if it was me or if there really was a lack of AA players in the MLB.

That is quite interesting. Not sure what it means. Someone upthread noted it was the cost of equipment. I would guess lack of facilities in AA neighborhoods is also a factor.

Xavier Breath

(3,991 posts)
7. Just read this online and came here to post it.
Wed Oct 26, 2022, 06:54 PM
Oct 2022

I've heard over the years that the baseball demographics were headed in this direction, but I don't follow the game and had no idea it had reached this point.

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