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Honoring Jackie in 2014

Honoring Jackie in 2014

Apr. 14 | Tuesday is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball. Every player on all 30 MLB clubs will wear the number 42 on their backs — the same number Robinson wore when he broke in with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1948; the same number every club permanently...

Major League Baseball on the lookout  for Black talent

Major League Baseball on the lookout for Black talent

Aug. 28 |       According to the latest data, 20 percent of Major League Baseball (MLB) Central Office executives are Blacks or people of color. Three of them recently were in town during the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) World Series. Since...

All-Star hype offers little for Blacks

All-Star hype offers little for Blacks

Aug. 7 |     The Minnesota Twins last week kicked off the team’s apparent year-long promotional blitz on their hosting of the 2014 All-Star Game. It is their third time being hosts at three different venues: the old and gone Metropolitan Stadium...

Again, the Twins are not getting it done

Again, the Twins are not getting it done

Jul. 17 |     We have reached the All-Star Break in the Major League Baseball season, and usually the All-Star Game is about recognizing the great individual achievements of the many star players. Although there are many such individual achievements,...

The ins and outs of player trades

The ins and outs of player trades

Jul. 10 |     The MSR is happy to introduce a new voice on our sports page, that of Julia Toles. Julia describes herself as “a writer, future producer, and driven young lady who is trying to be the voice of the unheard. I am a firm believer that...

42 shows Jackie Robinson as a flesh-and-blood hero

42 shows Jackie Robinson as a flesh-and-blood hero

Apr. 17 |     A movie review  By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Were baseball, back in 1947, the boring, high-priced waste of time and money it is today, you’d have to wonder why Jackie Robinson went to the trouble. In those days, though,...

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Twins’ diversity talk seems mostly for show

Apr. 10 |       A new movie on the life of Jackie Robinson premieres Friday. It has support from people in high places. “We think that everybody in this country needs to watch this movie,” advises First Lady Michelle Obama on the movie 42...

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Let the games begin: the selection of stadium construction manager — Fraser, Davis and Tomlin: quota guys in the NFL?

Jan. 30 |   The push-Black-Americans-in-football-to-the-back-of-the-bus games have begun, raising “Blacks need not apply” signs not only for stadium construction jobs but also NFL team head-coaching jobs. This is not about quotas. It is about statistical...

NFL ‘final four’: Not much has changed

NFL ‘final four’: Not much has changed

Jan. 16 |   We have gone from the New Orleans bounty gate to general managers, head coaches, coordinators, player suspensions, and a record number of players fined for hits with helmets leading to tragedies like players losing their lives. One Kansas City...

Major League Baseball earns top grade for racial hiring practices

Major League Baseball earns top grade for racial hiring practices

Oct. 17 |   Twins’ diversity lags far behind league progress Second in an occasional series The 2012 Major League Baseball Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) released earlier this year gave the league an A for its racial hiring practices. “MLB...