Oscar Gamble, he of the huge fro and a symbol of baseball in the 1970's passed. His passing is notable to me because I am reminded that in his day you could goof on a dumb black athlete. Today of course, any comment that indicates a black person is not a super genius is a sign that you hate all black people and want them dead. Gamble, who seemed like a nice guy, also seemed dumb. He is known for his comment about the dysfunctional Yankee clubhouse: "They don't think it be like it is, but it do." Such mangling of the language was once considered funny but now you have a whole slew of ESPN on air personalities that talk like that. I guess if Gamble was still in the public eye he would be acknowledged as a great thinker.