Posts tagged "MLB"

Dear white people, please stop calling me Rick Ross

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BLOGGER’S NOTE: Shout out to the people who had the courage to come up with the idea for the movie, “Dear White People.” A few weeks ago, I was on my way to work when someone looked at me and yelled “Hey! What’s up Rick Ross?” That instance happens more than I care to admit.... Read more »

A list of Fanning the Flames since 1978's favorite articles of 2012

This is a list of my favorite articles I have read this year. Click on the links to see you if agree or not. The David Koschman Case, Chicago Sun-Times by Tim Novak, Chris Fusco and Carol Marin I thought that the investigative reporting staff at the Sun-Times did an excellent job bringing the particulars... Read more »

Is Derrick Rose loosely to blame for the lack of black ballplayers in baseball?

Former Chicago White Sox Slugger Frank Thomas and White Sox 2012 draft pick Courtney Hawkins
The percentage of black players in the four major sports: •             NBA –78% •             NFL- 70% •             NHL- 4 %( To be fair most of them are Canadian) •             MLB – 8% According to a recent study done by USA Today, in 1975, 27% of MLB rosters had African-American players on them. In 1995, the... Read more »

It's too late to get mad about outsourcing

For all of you who were outraged that Ralph Lauren made uniforms for the opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics that were made in China I have to let you in on little secret. That iPhone you have or that a flat screen TV or better yet that piece of “American muscle” you call a... Read more »

I call bullshit on ALL White Sox fans who don't support the team

Every team in Major League Baseball has won more games than the Chicago Cubs. Wrigley Field is always packed. The Chicago White Sox are in first place. U.S. Cellular Field is rarely packed. After further review…I call bullshit on all White Sox fans who don’t show up to games U.S. Cellular. The team is in... Read more »

The Perception of the Black Athlete

Anyone that knows me can guess that I am an avid sports fan. There has always been a love/hate relationship with the Black Athlete and how they are perceived. Even before Jackie Robinson and up until now with Lebron James. Is there a double standard in pro sports?? Hell Yeah!! No doubt! But ultimately it... Read more »