Monday, June 21, 2004

Why don't more African Americans Play Baseball?

This article tries to discuss the issue. This from our own Coach Hall:

“We see a lot of black kids in our camps. That’s the encouraging thing, they’re playing it. But it seems like we’re losing them from that 10-, 11-, 12-year-old level,” Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall said. “It seems like a lot of them are falling out, either devoting themselves to football and
Personally, I don't see some big conspiracy - just that the interests of young black athletes more often leads them to football and hoops. Don't ask me why. I am sure I could come up with a list of sterotypical reasons, but I don't know the truth. One thing is for sure - in the majors, many of the best players are black. And of course they are Dominican and Peurto Rican, and even Asian players are making an impact. In the end, it's not a white man's game or a black man's game. It's an athlete's game - and it always will be.