(ESPN): The percentage of black players in the major leagues dropped again on Opening Day this year even as the sport again received a top overall grade for racial diversity. Baseball’s grade for gender hiring declined slightly, according to the annual study released Thursday by Richard Lapchick’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida.
Baseball received an A for racial diversity in hiring, the same grade as last year, and a B-minus for gender, down from a B. Its overall grade remained a B-plus.
“Jackie Robinson’s dream was to see more African-Americans playing, coaching and in the front office,” Lapchick said. “While this year there has been a slight decrease in the grade for racial and gender hiring practices, there has been a long-term consistent and dramatic increase in the role of people of color and women regarding who runs the game.”
The percentage of black players dropped to 8.5 percent on Opening Day this year, down from 9.1 percent at the start of last season and its lowest level since 2007. The percentage of Latino players dropped from 28.4 percent to 27 percent — baseball’s lowest since 1999′s 26 percent.
“This has been a concern of Major League Baseball and leaders in the African-American community,” Lapchick said. “However, the 38.3 percent of players who are people of color also make the playing fields look more like America with its large Latino population.”
Oh no he di heeeennnttt. Fucking Major Leage Baseball, what is wrong with them, racist bastards. Not letting any blacks play the game, come on, this is the 21st century, where everyone is supposed to be treated equal, where the best person is given the opportunity despite their skin color.
Wait a minute, that’s exactly what’s happening in this case isn’t it? Last I checked teams draft players based on potential, not color. In all the race issues that take place, I think the one that takes the cake as far as being fucking stupid is the whole, blacks aren’t playing in the MLB ordeal. Give me a fucking break. If you were to ask the average fan what percentage of the MLB is black, I guarentee you they would say at least 50 percent, I’d put the fucking house on it.
I mean for christ sake, there is enought diversity in the MLB to make their own United Nations. AGAIN…. racism in sports is retarded, because there is so much money and publicity involved that the best people are always going to be given the opportunities, there isn’t enough margin of error in professional sports to be discrimitive, and if you are, then you wont have your job for very long. Classic example, Josh McDaniels trading a white running back named Peyton Hillis for Brady Quinn, it’s what you get for thinking whites can’t play running back you racist pig.
And talk about racist, what the fuck does professor dickehead over here mean by “However, the 38.3 percent of players who are people of color also make the playing fields look more like America with its large Latino population?” Puerto Rico isn’t America bro, we just own their shit for the fun of it. America probably has more than just blacks, whites, and spanards. You want your eyes opened? Come down to Hamden, because over here America looks like fucking Augusta National.
And what’s this whole B- for gender diversity grade. Fuck that noise, that’s why we invented softball and assistant trainers, so the we could weed out the naggers who don’t know what their talking about and let the men work in peace.