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Postby eftda » Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:42 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:That's an interesting observation. A couple of years ago, I noticed them being predominantly white, but hadn't paid enough attention this year.

I wonder if there have ever been any teams with no white players?

(by the way: I don't think that anyone is calling anyone a racist. It's just a weird statistical anomaly and it's interesting. Lighten up.)


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Postby Melo255 » Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:41 am

G-Man wrote:that IS a unique observation. nice call ;-D but to be REALLY blown away let's see an NBA team send out an all-white starting 5


The Utah Jazz keep trying to fill their team with all white guys but they usually fall 1 or 2 players short ;-)
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Postby Pablo975 » Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:57 am

Hey, I'll say what no one wants to say....there is one race that is evil and should be banned from baseball forever, as they're all criminal, junkie, rapist, ignorant slime, hear to steal our women....AND....they all look alike!









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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:13 am

Absolutely Adequate wrote:That's an interesting observation. A couple of years ago, I noticed them being predominantly white, but hadn't paid enough attention this year.

I wonder if there have ever been any teams with no white players?

(by the way: I don't think that anyone is calling anyone a racist. It's just a weird statistical anomaly and it's interesting. Lighten up.)


"Lighten up"? lol - I think that they did.

It is an interesting observation, so long as that is as far as it goes. Observations such as these inevitably lead to accusations.

Last year a major paper in Toronto published an article about Toronto being the whitest team in MLB. There was a huge stink over this.

I am surprised that this happens so often and I do not look forward to the stink that will be created when there is an MLB without any whites - it will happen eventually.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:24 pm

Nomar4prez wrote:What's the difference? They obviously just want to put the best team they can on the field. Who cares what skin color they are?


Exactly, what difference does it make? It's not like they are using it in their marketing, or something like that.
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Postby Madison » Wed Jun 23, 2004 3:50 pm

Glad to see this reached two pages and remained civil. ;-D I wasn't looking forward to reading this thread. :-o

As to the observation, that's part of where the racism problem lies. Racism is such a big deal, that people notice when there's an all white team (or close to it). If racism wasn't such a big issue, then no one would have even noticed that about the Astros. Personally, I'd like to see the whole racism issue go away, but sadly, I know that will never happen.
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Postby osb » Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:05 am

blankman wrote:What is the point? Why does it matter if most of the players are white or black or latin american or asian? It makes no difference. Good baseball players are good baseball players no matter what color their skin.


i agree... i've never really thought of baseball players as being anything other than just that, baseball players.... that and ridiculously rich for just playing a game
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Postby CrazyPooja90 » Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:25 am

naw this topic is kinda silly. It is an interesting observation but it is purely a coincidence. I am sure that no one in the Astro staff is managing them racisitally.

Now if for some reason Houston was spiratically refusing to sign minorities for no apperent logical reason, that might be a cause for concern.
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Postby ensanimal » Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:45 pm

well they're not all-white anymore, with the beltran deal.
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