Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Race and Baseball

One of the hotter baseball topics on the Internet in the last two days has been race in baseball. AthleticsNation has been taking a lot of heat in his comments for pointing out that the A's are predominantly white team, and many a site has been talking about Ellis Burks' return to Boston as the team's attempt to redeem its racist past. Bronx Banter and Bambino's Curse (among others) each address this, and Ed Cossette of Curse points us towards the NPR article, The Boston Red Sox and Racism, which is an interesting read.

I'm not sure where any of this is going, but it's an odd coincidence that I'm stumbling on these articles all at once.

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