Here’s a curveball — normally we’d be expecting NBC News (and all the other mainstream outlets) doing stories on the problematic name of the Atlanta Braves and fans’ use of the “tomahawk chop.” Instead, NBCBLK is serving up a story on how the World Series is highlighting “the glaring lack” of black players on both teams, as well as Major League Baseball in general.
As the World Series plays out this weekend between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros, the glaring lack of Black players on both teams, and MLB in general, is not lost on up-and-coming Black players. – @NBCBLK https://t.co/n75QeKVYPf
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 30, 2021
You might enjoy the game more if you counted the score instead of races
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) October 31, 2021
Hey I have an idea because we need views. Let’s make everything about race.
— Skibumm (@Skibumm45) October 30, 2021
There is also a lack of Amish people in @NASCAR
— BOBBY G. SAID……. (@BobbyGBklyn) November 1, 2021
Great point, now do basketball.
— oof (@croncrete) October 30, 2021
Now talk about the NBA
— The Thinker (@ThinkerProphet) October 31, 2021
Now do the NBA and NFL
— No One of Consequence (@acworthal) October 31, 2021
What about the glaring lack of white players in NFL & NBA?
— Herd Immunity (@RCharlton1966) October 31, 2021
I’m glad someone is finally raising this. I have the same reaction about the lack of Asian and Latinx players in the @NBA . We need to start taking equity and diversity seriously, now!
— Gabriel Rapp (@RappGabriel) October 30, 2021
I feel so sorry for you. Truly, I do.
— Rad Doc (@rbworkman) October 31, 2021
— Agent Mars (@JosephKeener14) November 1, 2021
Last night's starting lineups featured four Afro-Caribbean players: Maldonado and Alvarez on the Astros; Soler and Albies on the Braves. If that's not Black, I don't know what is.
— Mark (@markamerschka) November 1, 2021
Jorge Soler is Cuban, he's the blackest player on either team.
— AllStarTweets (@DJSloejoe) October 31, 2021
Did I miss the part where the Astros have a pretty diverse team, all the way to the manager?
— Keith Halloween (@dropper99) October 30, 2021
It’s the most ethnically diverse major sport in America by ten miles…yet that’s the lede.
— Tim Spivey (@timspivey) November 1, 2021
Take a broader look at all sport, there's a fairly broad racial distribution across the whole, just not evenly distributed. It's mostly choice and/or aptitude steers individuals into specific sports. Success tends to draw people from similar backgrounds to take up similar sports.
— Joolz Hall (@joolz47) October 31, 2021
Are you looking for black players or minorities? Because there are plenty of minorities playing in MLB.
Why is it so important to have black players in MLB? You think an owner will let black players sit if they have a chance to win it all?
— PontificAsian (@PontificAsian) November 1, 2021
According to Colin Kaepernick’s new Netflix special, the NFL draft is like the slave trade and all the players are black.
What an unbelievably weird tweet
— Chris (@potnoodlenawank) October 30, 2021
My eyes are rolling harder than a slot machine
— Daft Pundit (@thedaftpundit) October 30, 2021
— 𝐁𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐧𝐞 𝟐 🦑🤺 (@SisyphusGoals) October 31, 2021
Should there be a quota or something? Is this a “problem” that needs to be fixed?
Colin Kaepernick’s Netflix special literally segues from NFL training camp to a slave auction https://t.co/VwPCNdA4Kv
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 30, 2021
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