Tuesday, April 20, 2010
racism in baseball?
is there racism in baseball? twins infielder Orlando Hudson thinks so. he told Yahoo! that racism might be a factor in the case of Jermaine Dye. Dye, an African American, hit 27 home runs last year, but he remains unsigned in 2010. now, there are plenty of teams that would like a player who can hit 27 home runs, but what hudson left out, is that Dye batted .179 in the second half of 2009. Dye is in rapid decline. he's 36 years old with a slow bat. according to baseball prospectus, Dye "often looked like the guy at work who never gets enough sleep." i'm guessing that some team will take a flier on Dye. baseball would love to have more African-American participation. less than 10% of major league players are African-American. racism is not the issue in the case of Jermain Dye. it's just a case of a guy whose career is swiftly on the downside. Orlando Hudson take note.