April 08, 2017

Baseball: Latest symbol of “white privilege”?

David MenziesMission Specialist

There’s no better sign that spring has sprung than the return of baseball, yet, I’m conflicted about heading out to the ballpark this season since apparently baseball is a symbol of white privilege.

When asked why neither he nor any other black baseball player had pulled an anthem stunt like San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick, all-star centre fielder for the Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones said:

“Baseball is a white man’s sport.”

ESPN columnist Howard Bryant chimed in, noting: “Baseball is a white man’s game and is so by the specific design of the people who run it.”

I thought the colour barrier in baseball was broken by Jackie Robinson in 1947 but Bryant implies Major League Baseball, which is 30% Latino and openly welcomes players of all colours from the world over, is somehow racist toward black Americans.

While it’s factually true that the number of blacks in baseball has declined over the years, I don’t believe it’s anti-black racism that’s driving the downward spiral.

Watch as I offer a more likely explanation for the decline and apply Adam Jones’ logic to the NBA where the numbers would indicate the NBA is being racist toward Caucasians.

Speaking of Mr. Jones, in 2012, he signed a six-year contract extension with the Orioles for $85.5M. Boy, old whitey sure screwed him over, didn’t he now?

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commented 2017-04-10 09:22:05 -0400
I wonder how much of their millions those unhappy black players give to the poverty stricken black neighborhoods, set up scholarships for under privileged black youth, help finance programs for single mothers, help get kids off drugs or assist in developing job training for youth? Certainly during their off season time they would be available to do things of that nature. Of course I’m assuming they feel that black youth are so stepped on by the white privilege that they would want to be involved and improve conditions and opportunities for black communities. I wonder who helped them get out from under the thumb of white privilege? How do they remove the white privilege off of all that money they get from the white privileged team owners? Seems like they live off the demonic white privileged, yet enjoy trashing it.
commented 2017-04-10 06:50:42 -0400
Banting and Best did their best to discover a treatment for diabetes that would only be efficacious for white privileged humans. They failed and as a result , tens of millions of black people with the disease have been saved.
commented 2017-04-09 17:50:55 -0400
Baseball was a gentleman’s sport that now hires vulgar bigots to play it.
commented 2017-04-09 15:02:57 -0400
Instead of complaining he should be thanking Jackie Robinson for his 85 million dollar contract.
commented 2017-04-09 14:14:57 -0400
I would love to try to get a permit to have a parade down main street to celebrate being straight, SORRY that make me homophobic. How about a permit to hold a white lives maters rally, SORRY that make me a racist. Then lets try a parade or rally permit to rejoice and remind Canadians of how grateful we are to God for this great country, SORRY then I am probegating islamophobia. So now thanks to all the libtards out there, it’s wrong to be straight, wrong to be white, and wrong to be anything but a muslims. As I celebrate Easter and give thanks to God, and try to love all my fellow men, I’ll do it quietly and privately, not because I,m ashamed but so as not to offend the libtards out there who seem to hate Canadian value and are perfectly happy to see it replaced by someone else’s. Fine let them have their way, it will be ironic when these new values come into play, that they will be the first infidels on the chopping block.
commented 2017-04-08 18:47:46 -0400
All these attacks on the white race are because those who are attacking are assisting the globalist agenda. And don’t forget, Islam hates anyone having fun, like sports, liquor, music, dancing, singing, etc. They hate major sports, unless they are out destroying the infidel, and our lifestyle.
commented 2017-04-08 17:39:59 -0400
So what if baseball is a “white privilege” game?

Even if it is true, why can’t white people have a game of their own?

Is it required that in our Western society every sport, every job type, every town and city, every thing be dominated by anyone else but white people?
commented 2017-04-08 16:43:08 -0400
Will Ferrell, “They say nothing’s more American than grabbing a hot dog, heading to the ballpark, and watching nine guys from the Dominican Republic make magic on the field.”
commented 2017-04-08 14:12:43 -0400
And that is why I no longer follow baseball and football.

I suspect someday hockey will be under attack as well.

All those black athletes live a nice life – and some complain.

Most of us only wish we could have that lifestyle and income.
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