I agree, completely pointless comment. Who gives a crap (Not insulting the author of this thread, because not the thread starters fault that this comment was said. In fact, good job for brining this to the cafe's attention.)
This would be significant if it wasn't 2005. But it is, and I'm sure the Astros aren't purposely leaving African-American's off the roster. And yes, I realize that the statement says nothing about the Astros leaving African-Americans off the roster, but it implies it. If one says a company has no minorities working for them, there is no reason to make that comment than to otherwise insinuate racism.
Ridiculous observation made by a major media news outlet (I'm shocked... shocked, that there's gambling in this establishment.)
Someone trying to make a story where there isn't one.
...Boston papers now and then suffer a sharp flurry of arithmetic on this score; indeed, for Williams to have distributed all his hits so they did nobody else any good would constitute a feat of placement unparalleled in the annals of selfishness. -Updike