Thursday, October 16, 2008

Never Ceases To Amaze...

The Red Sox look very white.
The trade of left fielder Manny Ramirez and loss of shortstop Julio Lugo to injury left the Sox with a predominantly Caucasian roster.

Of the Red Sox's current players in the ALCS, the only African- American is outfielder Coco Crisp.

The only Latin Americans are designated hitter David Ortiz, who is from the Dominican Republic, and utility infielder Alex Cora and reliever Javier Lopez, both of whom are from Puerto Rico.

Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury is Native American. Pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima are from Japan. Reliever Manny Delcarmen is of Dominican descent, and injured third baseman Mike Lowell was born to Cuban parents in Puerto Rico.

The Sox's composition is surprising in an era in which rosters are more diverse than at any point in the game's history, even as the number of African-American players continues to decline.
-Ken Rosenthal

After listing the teams non-White players Mr. Rosenthal laments that it simply isn't enough despite the fact that, demographically, Whites are supposedly (officially) still the majority here in America.

Tell us Mr. Rosenthal, since you speak so warmly of diversity, is the NBA too Black?
How about the NFL?
Is the MSM too liberal?
Is Israel too Jewish?