Hey Dodgers Fans

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FiatSlug;842486595 said:

However, I think that Rock has a point: why aren't there more black players in MLB? I think that Rock ignored the most obvious reasons that aren't actually as well known: baseball at the youth levels has become dominated by traveling teams. A requirement for traveling teams is money and time for the coaches (very often parents) to travel. There are very few African-American kids playing travel ball.


And basketball is not dominated by traveling teams?
NYCGOBEARS
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91Cal;842486678 said:

And basketball is not dominated by traveling teams?


That are sponsored by... shoes companies.
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I think Rock's right for cultural reasons. The TV demographics for baseball watchers skew older white male compared to football and the NBA. African Americans watch the NBA and NFL in that order. Kids grow up dreaming of LeBron and Marshawn not Andrew McCutchen. Black kids no longer grow up watching or playing the game.
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FiatSlug;842486593 said:

No, no. You've misunderstood Rock's assertion. The Giants and the Cardinal had no African-Americans. If you look at the Giants roster, it includes black players. But they were born in the Caribbean, not in the States.


This is the big thing. It's not an issue of baseball teams being "racist" exactly -- a player like Pablo Sandoval (for example) is just as "black" as Barry Bonds -- it's more that black Americans aren't following the game anymore.

I'm not sure if trying to make the game more "modern" is the answer either. That would make it seem like MLB is just trying to intrude upon the NBA's territory, and it would probably just look desperate. Actually, the thing that might save baseball among African Americans (and youth culture in general) is the concussion issue in the NFL. Kids might start to pick it up more because it's a safer sport.
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KoreAmBear;842486506 said:

As long as they are in first place, it's still OK.


That's as sweet as Cal winning the Pac-10 "co-championship" in 2006.
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LethalFang;842486927 said:

That's as sweet as Cal winning the Pac-10 "co-championship" in 2006.


You're telling me I should sell that ring on eBay?
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grandmastapoop;842486560 said:

Not much of a baseball fan, eh? The Cardinals and Giants are both in the NL and cannot, nor were they, both in the World Series last year. They met in the NLCS.

But I found Chris Rock's point there a bit misleading. The Giants have plenty of diversity and their actual World Series opponent, the Kansas City Royals, had a handful of black American players.


Please pardon me Master GMP. I miswrote. I'll be up all night fretting over my lack of baseball knowledge as well as my colloquial use of the word "black."

But I believe the point is still the same. Link from the Boston Globe: Just one of the 50 players participating in the 2013 World Series identifies himself as African-American.
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KoreAmBear;842486939 said:

You're telling me I should sell that ring on eBay?


Buy co-championship ring, get the NL West division championship flag for free! :p
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LethalFang;842487104 said:

Buy co-championship ring, get the NL West division championship flag for free! :p


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LethalFang;842487104 said:

Buy co-championship ring, get the NL West division championship flag for free! :p


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Or be like Gonzalez, who thinks it's just as good as a World Series! Better, even!
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grandmastapoop;842487111 said:

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Or be like Gonzalez, who thinks it's just as good as a World Series! Better, even!


Your reading comprehension is not very good.
GMP
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YuSeeBerkeley;842487432 said:

Your reading comprehension is not very good.


No, it is. Your sense of humor, however, is not.
NYCGOBEARS
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Beat LA!... Again!
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NYCGOBEARS;842488007 said:

Beat LA!... Again!


I hate you. By the way, can I sleep on your couch this summer?
NYCGOBEARS
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liverflukes;842488010 said:

I hate you. By the way, can I sleep on your couch this summer?


You can sleep in the tub, you rat bastard.
liverflukes
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NYCGOBEARS;842488013 said:

You can sleep in the tub, you rat bastard.


You just lost an opportunity to consume a lot of free booze and pharmaceuticals you lousy Giant lover.

I hope you sprain your ankle and get robbed walking to the subway tomorrow.
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liverflukes;842488020 said:

You just lost an opportunity to consume a lot of free booze and pharmaceuticals you lousy Giant lover.



Oh thank God!
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NYCGOBEARS;842488025 said:

Oh thank God!


Quitter. Just like a Giants fan.
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liverflukes;842488040 said:

Quitter. Just like a Giants fan.


Hell, we don't show up in the third inning and leave in the seventh.
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NYCGOBEARS;842488042 said:

Hell, we don't show up in the third inning and leave in the seventh.


You have an unfair disadvantage right now. You can see your keyboard.

I hate you still. July 3-6th. My couch.
liverflukes
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Tito's and Crater Lake Vodka ain't no joke.

Go Bears!
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liverflukes;842488044 said:

You have an unfair disadvantage right now. You can see your keyboard.

I hate you still. July 3-6th. My couch.


Another non stop Manhatten to Laguna Beach circle jerk I see......:rollinglaugh:
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liverflukes;842488044 said:

You have an unfair disadvantage right now. You can see your keyboard.

I hate you still. July 3-6th. My couch.

Maybe we'll actually see the fireworks this year?
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Cal_Fan2;842488047 said:

Another non stop Manhatten to Laguna Beach circle jerk I see......


I'll pick you up and we'll go east if you can stop lifting and make it to Sacramento for once.
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liverflukes;842488049 said:

I'll pick you up and we'll go east if you can stop lifting and make it to Sacramento for once.


What?...I"m boning some gal named Lorraine in Sacto.....see ya in Old Town...haha. I'll be ready this summer for some flukes action.
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liverflukes;842488049 said:

I'll pick you up and we'll go east if you can stop lifting and make it to Sacramento for once.


Say "hi" to my mom for me, will you?
liverflukes
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Cal_Fan2;842488050 said:

What?...I"m boning some gal named Lorraine in Sacto.....see ya in Old Town...haha. I'll be ready this summer for some flukes action.


Well, you're going with me to Manhattan now. Tell your boss Lorraine that you need to go away for three days. Try not to get beaten when you ask.

NYCGOBEARS;842488051 said:

Say "hi" to my mom for me, will you?


I will. Thanks. I'm flying out to Manhattan as per usual. This time I'm bringing Cal Fan 2. He's an A's fan. We're gonna hump your face.
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liverflukes;842488054 said:

Well, you're going with me to Manhattan now. Tell your boss Lorraine that you need to go away for three days. Try not to get beaten when you ask.



I will. Thanks. I'm flying out to Manhattan as per usual. This time I'm bringing Cal Fan 2. He's an A's fan. We're gonna hump your face.

I forgot, I think I'm in Kalamazoo that weekend come to think of it.
liverflukes
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Cal Fan 2 is gonna be bummed. Let us know if anything changes.
NYCGOBEARS
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liverflukes;842488057 said:

Cal Fan 2 is gonna be bummed. Let us know if anything changes.


I really really don't wanna get humped in my face. Ever.
Cal_Fan2
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NYCGOBEARS;842488055 said:

I forgot, I think I'm in Kalamazoo that weekend come to think of it.


My dad's first job out of high school was in Kalamazoo.....didn't know fashion existed there...
Cal_Fan2
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liverflukes;842488054 said:

Well, you're going with me to Manhattan now. Tell your boss Lorraine that you need to go away for three days. Try not to get beaten when you ask.



I will. Thanks. I'm flying out to Manhattan as per usual. This time I'm bringing Cal Fan 2. He's an A's fan. We're gonna hump your face.


Speak for yourself Jose'.....
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Cal_Fan2;842488068 said:

My dad's first job out of high school was in Kalamazoo.....didn't know fashion existed there...


It doesn't. I just don't wanna get jumped in my face.
Cal Panda Bear
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Bump. MadBum > Kershaw. How many home runs has Kershaw hit off of MadBum?
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Cal Panda Bear;842498904 said:

Bump. MadBum > Kershaw. How many home runs has Kershaw hit off of MadBum?


Freaking awesome! Beat LA.
 
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