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Postby Rirruto » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:51 pm

When Major League Baseball unveiled its ballot for the Latino Legends team Tuesday, the 60 nominees excluded two of the greatest Hispanic players ever: Ted Williams and Reggie Jackson.

Williams and Jackson's names seem out of place in a group with Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Pedro Martínez and Rod Carew, but Williams's mother was Mexican and Jackson's father was half Puerto Rican and played in the Negro leagues.

http://nytimes.com/2005/08/26/sports/ba ... atino.html

Who woulda thunk?
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:59 pm

The plaque maker should be fired for this

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Postby WharfRat » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:09 pm

It's very odd that MLB is now telling the world that Reggie Jackson isn't Latino enough.
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Re: Ted Williams: Half Mexican?

Postby DaQ » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:09 pm

Rirruto wrote:
When Major League Baseball unveiled its ballot for the Latino Legends team Tuesday, the 60 nominees excluded two of the greatest Hispanic players ever: Ted Williams and Reggie Jackson.

Williams and Jackson's names seem out of place in a group with Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Pedro Martínez and Rod Carew, but Williams's mother was Mexican and Jackson's father was half Puerto Rican and played in the Negro leagues.

http://nytimes.com/2005/08/26/sports/ba ... atino.html

Who woulda thunk?


I read that. I was like 8-o 8-o , :-?
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Postby go_jays_go » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:48 pm

WharfRat wrote:It's very odd that MLB is now telling the world that Reggie Jackson isn't Latino enough.


Yeah, real odd. :-?
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Postby davidmarver » Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:56 pm

Change the title of the thread. Believe me, I've been through this. :-[
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Postby Rirruto » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:41 pm

davidmarver wrote:Change the title of the thread. Believe me, I've been through this. :-[

What do you mean?
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Postby Madison » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:55 pm

Rirruto wrote:
davidmarver wrote:Change the title of the thread. Believe me, I've been through this. :-[

What do you mean?


Big fireworks over racial stuff. :-/
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Postby Rirruto » Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:59 pm

Madison wrote:
Rirruto wrote:
davidmarver wrote:Change the title of the thread. Believe me, I've been through this. :-[

What do you mean?


Big fireworks over racial stuff. :-/

Well what do you think Mad, should I change it? And if so, what to? Personally, I don't see how there would be even a problem with it. Seems pretty straight forward and relevant to the article to me.
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Postby blankman » Fri Aug 26, 2005 7:05 pm

This all stems from having a racial team in the first place :-t

Where would a guy like Derek Jeter go?

They're probably saying Williams isn't because he made the All Century team. A Latino absence from that team was a stated reason for having the All Latino team in the first place, and that fact totally undermines the 'reason' for the team.
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