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Latino Legends Team; Is this Necessary?

Postby Rirruto » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:09 pm

Six years after Latin American players were shut out from baseball's All-Century Team, the sport launched a promotion Tuesday to select a "Latino Legends Team."

Acknowledging the increased influence of its Spanish-speaking players and audience, baseball will conduct fan balloting from Aug. 29 through Oct. 10 and announce the winners before Game 4 of the World Series.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2141421

I think the Latino influx of players and acknowledging the great ones is great for baseball but is making an 'All-Latino' team in the style of the 'All-Century' team necessary?
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:12 pm

Can we make an all italian team?
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Postby matmat » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:17 pm

all Polish team...
is that even possible?
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Postby blankman » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:23 pm

This is absolutely retarded. If there's an all-Latino team, why don't we have an all black team and an all-white team? Of course they would never, ever have an all-white team now; just a huge double-standard :-t

Secondly, what about players like Jeter who don't fit any basic category?

The need to make race an issue in everything is simply sickening.

Its the All-TIME team; race, height, weight, hair color, none of these things should matter :-t :-t :-t :-t
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:23 pm

It is probably not necessary but baseball is a business and I understand the PR move. In the end run it doesn't really mean much to us and it will probably be very exciting for Latinos especially those living outside the U.S.
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Postby WharfRat » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:24 pm

If this is the case, we should separate the All-Century Team and have an All-White Team and an All-Black Team.
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Postby matmat » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:27 pm

WharfRat wrote:If this is the case, we should separate the All-Century Team and have an All-White Team and an All-Black Team.


and then we should have them all play each other.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:31 pm

matmat wrote:
WharfRat wrote:If this is the case, we should separate the All-Century Team and have an All-White Team and an All-Black Team.


and then we should have them all play each other.

Winner gets the Polacks? :-D
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Postby matmat » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:32 pm

Amazinz wrote:
matmat wrote:
WharfRat wrote:If this is the case, we should separate the All-Century Team and have an All-White Team and an All-Black Team.


and then we should have them all play each other.

Winner gets the Polacks? :-D


as long as the game of choice is soccer ;)
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Postby reznorsboy » Wed Aug 24, 2005 4:32 pm

Double standard as always. :-t
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