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Postby jaronson » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:14 pm

http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory?id=1249923



The Astros are the first World Series team in more than a half-century with a roster that doesn't include a single black player.


I guess they mean no blacks from the USA?
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Postby The Jury » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:08 pm

It's a pretty unnecessary thing to point of, if you ask me...
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Postby eftda » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:22 pm

The Jury wrote:It's a pretty unnecessary thing to point of, if you ask me...


Its huge, IMO. The number of AA baseball players have been on a decline for a while now but it really shows Joe Morgons true colors.
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Postby JTWood » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:22 pm

The Jury wrote:It's a pretty unnecessary thing to point of, if you ask me...

Then you can blame that on ABC for being yet another major media outlet that likes to focus on race for no good reason, but it is interesting in this era.
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Postby blankman » Tue Oct 25, 2005 11:23 pm

The Jury wrote:It's a pretty unnecessary thing to point of, if you ask me...


Absolutely :-t
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Postby nuggets » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:04 am

eftda wrote:
The Jury wrote:It's a pretty unnecessary thing to point of, if you ask me...


Its huge, IMO. The number of AA baseball players have been on a decline for a while now but it really shows Joe Morgons true colors.


What that he stands up for his people that have been f'd over for the last 500 years? Naw, why would anyone do that? Your Morgan comment is equally, if not more, useless. To compare what has happend to African Americans to AA ball players is repulsive.
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Postby brandnew » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:06 am

Where is Wily from?
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Postby dannyolbb » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:13 am

It's just an interesting outlier. That's all. They'd note it if a baseball team had no white people, too. So what?

Although, now that I think about it, the Astros have been a heavily white team for as long as I can remember. Did Marge Schott buy them when my back was turned?
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Postby John Bonzo » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:56 am

brandnew wrote:Where is Wily from?


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Postby Wozzyck » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:15 am

nuggets wrote:
eftda wrote:
The Jury wrote:It's a pretty unnecessary thing to point of, if you ask me...


Its huge, IMO. The number of AA baseball players have been on a decline for a while now but it really shows Joe Morgons true colors.


What that he stands up for his people that have been f'd over for the last 500 years? Naw, why would anyone do that? Your Morgan comment is equally, if not more, useless. To compare what has happend to African Americans to AA ball players is repulsive.


Indeed, I didn't find the comment about Morgan all that necessary, but I wouldn't say he's "standing up" for African-Americans. And though we all enjoy being repulsed now and then (or at least enjoy saying that we are), you might want to try abbreviating "African American" and reread eftda's post. :-/
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