I am not a racist, but it worries me how many latino players play in the Majors these days. I read it's like 35-40%, and that there are only around 8% black players left, and then a small percent being Asian and the rest are white guys. What's the deal here? Pretty soon, teams will have more than half of their players being Spanish speaking only. Is there not enough talent coming out of America? The Colleges and Universities? What's going on here. What got me thinking about it was this photo I saw on Yahoo sports from the Mets/Marlins game today when their was a fight. Check it out. I realized that every player or coach in this caption was Spanish, except for Dan Uggla. Sandy Alomar Sr., Miguel Olivo, Jose Reyes, Fredi Gonzalez and Miguel Cabrera are all hispanic and in the picture frame. It really made me wonder, and then I took a look at all of the 30 teams rosters, and there are so many Dominican Republic, Cubans, Venezuelans, etc. I don't have a problem with this, but come on, don't we have a big talent pool here in America? I can understand that hispanics might represent 10-15 % of the majors, but it's closing in on 40%. And these guys aren't homegrown talent, they are foreigners coming to America to play baseball, some of them fleeing Cuba illegally to come here, i.e. Betancourt from the Mariners. I don't have a problem with a smaller %, but one day, the hispanics might make up 75% of baseball, like blacks make up 75% of football and 85-90% of basketball, and as a white guy, you start to say, "where did all the white athletes go??" We have hockey, but that's about it. Does anybody else feel this way?
Money quote here? "I don't have a problem with a smaller %, but..." In other words, come on in, play ball, but only a few of you, and not to the point where you threaten my white privilege. Sounds very familiar to anyone who's been reading the prolific Buchanan for a while: "If we do not get control of our borders, by 2050 Americans of European descent will be a minority in the nation their ancestors created and built. No nation has ever undergone so radical a demographic transformation and survived...The civilization that we as whites created in Europe and America could not have developed apart from the genetic endowments of the creating people, nor is there any reason to believe that the civilization can be successfully transmitted by a different people."
This dude is making a similar argument-if baseball doesn't get control of it's borders, there won't be any white people playing ball, and where will that leave us? First, those brown Catholics were taking all the plum jobs in slaughterhouses and sugar fields, then they were forcing Spanish down our throats, and NOW they're taking over MLB! Oh, the horror!!! Pretty soon we'll ALL be watching ESPN Deportes!!!
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Bottom line? Buddy, anytime you have to preface a statement with, "I'm not a racist," then you are making a racist statement-and a stupid one at that. I mean, MLS must have at least as high a proportion of Caucasians on their rosters as hockey does...right?