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Apr 12 2013

Affirmative Action Even for Sports

Those who think the relentless intrusive obsessing on the Truman era’s Jackie Robinson doesn’t infuse baseball with sufficient political consciousness are advised not to worry:

Commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday that he was creating a 17-member diversity task force to study and address the issue of on-field participation by African-Americans in Major League Baseball.

If there were one place where you could advance by talent rather than by being black, it would be sports. But apparently the MLB has not been keeping up with quotas.

Only 8.5 percent of the players on the 25-man rosters on opening day were African-American. Several teams, including the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, had none.

Could it be that most of the athletically talented blacks are playing basketball and football, where they are seen in numbers almost as grotesquely disproportionate to their percentage of the population as in television commercials? Nah, must be “racism.” The solution: recruit players based on their race.

bud selig
Selig: yet another liberal racist.

On tips from Wiggins and Clingtomyguns.



  • Winston Smith

    Im suprised they arent going after the NHL and declaring it ultra racist.

  • Chris in N.Va.

    And the last NON-Caucasian MLB commissioner was….

    …don’t tell me now…

    …I’ll remember it any minute….

    …um…

    ***crickets***

  • Big Bad Bruins

    What is the lefts fascination with ‘supposed’ minorities? Good God, only in America.

    Whites down to 10% of the World’s population by 2060. Blacks up to 30%. And what is Selig going to do about the Asians, Hispanics, Indians and Arabs?

  • Chris in N.Va.

    I’m waiting for Danny DeVito and Michael Moore to be recruited by a pro basketball team any day now.

    I’m SURE it will happen.

    Riiiiight??

  • Big Bad Bruins

    ^^^only in America^^^ should have had a question mark after it (?)

  • “the World Series champion San Francisco Giants, had none.”

    The capitol of tolerance and diversity…

  • Chris Paul

    Baseball is a father pitching the ball to his son.

  • StanInTexas

    First, Bud Selig is the most inept and ignorant commissioner Baseball has ever had.

    Second, by his standard, Basketball must be a VERY racist sport.

  • Tax Slave

    Not enough black in Hockey, either.
    Not enough “whites” (Polacks, Frogs, WOPs, Krauts, etc.) in Basketball, either.

    Oh! They only did this to hype the movie “42”

  • oldguy

    If Blacks are under-represented, then maybe it’s because Latinos are over-represented.

  • Son of Taz

    Maybe it’s time to give up sports. I always believed playing a pro sport was based on one’s ability to be better than everyone else. If it’s going to become a social experiment, then me and my dollars are LEAVING!

    In high school. I was a hockey fan but lost interest over the years. Now I see the NHL is about to launch an affirmative action program for homosexual athletes.

    God help them, they know not what they do.

  • DJ

    Bud Selig must be good freinds with Noel Ignatiev?

    In Living Color Jews on First with Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-gpwYvxBfA

  • AmericanGirl

    Does it never end?????

  • Vibrant Diversity LOL!

    Haven’t followed baseyball since Bart Giamatti was the commish. Latrinos don’t want to play vibrant diversity that is why they are cleansing South Central, Watts and Compton. They don’t walk on eggshells for da poor victims of da ebil slabery.

  • Ummah Gummah

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    This idiot is cutting in on the turf owned by the NBA and the NFL. Will the NHL follow suit or do they still own a pair?

    In any case, as a Mets fan one doesn’t get any gratification out of baseball anyhow, except watching the Yankees lose, so I can just go without instead of having to endure the geniuses who fail to give the count and the score as often as they normally should because it’s beneath them, prattle on about this subject game after game..

    Is this the right forum to state that I hate Tim McCarver more than I hate hemorrhoids? Fortunately I’ve only heard ABOUT hemorrhoids but I have heard an awful lot OF Tim McCarver in my day.

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  • Ummah Gummah

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    As a Mets fan, I’ll take black, green and orange players over what I have now ๐Ÿ™

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  • StanInTexas

    Ummah, as a Mets fan you have my sympathies.

  • Beef

    Per Bud Selig, the fact that black baseball players are represented only at 63% of their proportion of the population is evidence of discrimination. If that is true, then name names and root out the bigots. There must be lots of owners walking away from black talent out of sheer racism, right?

    If white players were just as underrepresented in the NBA as black players are in MLB, they would constitute 50% of the players in the league. The fact that this percentage is much lower must be evidence of even greater bigotry among NBA owners, right? Or am I missing something?

    And do sports teams that spend hundreds of millions of dollars on player payrolls that are overwhelmingly minority (e.g. the NFL) really have to be told (via the Rooney Rule) not to throw away that investment by not hiring the best qualified coaches?

    I think MLB’s only chance at redemption is to change the name of the sport to JackieRobinsonball and cleanse itself of the sin of excessive whiteness, even though whites make up only 61.5% of players, versus 73% of the population. Baseball needs to look less like America in order to be allowed to exist. Everyone must bow to the God of (un)Diversity.

  • Bo Jangles

    If Selig sees this as a major problem, why doesn’t he demand that all illegals be deported? That would leave about 20 people in MLB.

  • Another distorted movie about a colored’s alleged contributions to race relations, progress, America, etc. I won’t be watching it on the big screen or renting the DVD. As for MLB I’m not a fan. I’d rather go to minor league baseball games I have more fun there and can afford it. Quit caring about NFL years ago as well as Alabama football because of the offensive proliferation of colored “student” athletes.

  • Momster

    OKAY NOW–I demand my rights! I am a 5′ 7″ fat, white, 60-somthing grandmother.

    I demand my right to be a baseball/football/basketball player–to hell with height, strength, athletic ability. I want to be Miss America–do away with the bathing suit and talent competitions. I want to be a leading movie actress–never mind the big butt, belly, and saggy..ummm..chest, stringy hair or actiing talent. I want to be president, too…please ignore the fact that I love the USA and have no ability to lie convincingly (I know a deep-seated hatred–so deep seated that even my spouse hates it–of the USA is required to be the preezy of the united steezy).

    I demand my rights NOW! P.S. I wouldn’t mind being a top golfer, either.

  • Joe

    Selig’s a joke. Who cares what color the players are? The sport has become as boring as watching grass grow.

  • Ummah Gummah

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    @ StanInTexas

    Thanks! Maybe a black OWNER would be what the Mets need. I think I’ll start a 35-member task force to look into it.

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  • Antisocialist

    Hahahaha I’ve been waiting on this one ๐Ÿ˜€
    We shall see how the crazy sports fans react to this.

    Anyone remember this?
    Petition to Apply Affirmative Action to Basketball Team
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmSzgvaJCn0

  • Ummah Gummah

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    I’d like to suggest a black pitcher for the Chicago White Sox: Barack Hussein Obama, LHP.

    The guy throws a wicked slider..

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  • Antisocialist

    They should even have male teams have female participants because you know there’s no differences between men and women, so we need to affirmative gender action here too.

    Since they want to go on the loony toons atheists way they really should go all out. Oh and don’t forget teams with more women should get handicap points when they start the game.

    Reminds me of this debacle:
    Matt Mitrione’s contract suspended, investigation to come following ‘significant breach of the UFC’s code of conduct’
    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/4/8/4202690/matt-mitrione-suspended-fallon-fox-transphobia

    now all the nutsos are defending the fact that a guy can cut off his wiener and beat up girls in MMA because he couldn’t cut it among the men.

    Kinda like that thai runner that was a guy cutting his penis off and ran with the women.

    It’s not cheating anymore you know. Not in moonbat atheist bizarro world.

  • Ummah Gummah

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    If women get handicaps in coed sports, moslem women need an even bigger handicap for the extra weight and for the burka.

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  • Tax Slave

    More HONKIES in Pro Basketball!

  • Tax Slave

    Raise the hoop to 20 ft so players of all races have a level playing field. Naismith never envisioned the stuffing the ball like the beanpoles do now.

  • Tax Slave

    The 3-point rule was just a band-aid. Raise the hoop!

  • Chris in N.Va.

    Ah, Herr Selig. Innnnnteresting name you haff zere.

    You haff relatives perhaps in ze old country, ya?

    ***
    Good grief, Mr. Commish dude!! What planet have you been living on for the last, what, 50-60 years of your life?

    If you REALLY want to get PC-with-the-times, do away with Balls and Strikes and by NO MEANS ever keep score. That whole winner/loser thing has GOT to go!

    Don’t you know that everyone is supposed to get all sorts of atta-boy goodies just for showing up at any kind of sports event nowadays?

  • Jester

    African-American athletes have long ago earned dominance in almost every professional sport already! So….. they want to fire half of every professional hockey, lacrosse, and cricket teams & replace them with black guys now?

  • Flu-Bird

    Louisvillle defeats michigan in the mens collages basketball championship YAH GO BIRDS

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  • Mr Evilwrench

    What in hell ever happened to having the guys that are good at stuff do it? We have the nigger footsball league and the nigger basketball league, at least they keep some of the thugs off the streets for a while. Are they scarce in baseball, or hockey, or golf maybe because they’re generally not good at those things? We gonna have apefirmative action in chess, computer programming and engineering? If I have to have brain surgery, I’m seeking second opinions until I get a white guy. Go ahead and call me a racist, I’ll wear the badge proudly.

  • Bo Jangles

    Joe says:
    “Seligโ€™s a joke. Who cares what color the players are? The sport has become as boring as watching grass grow…”

    You’re right Joe. That happened when baseball stopped being a sport and became a business.

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