MLB 2021 Season

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  1. sport historian

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    I go back to circa 1960 and don't think I ever saw that happen.
     
  2. booth

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    Bobby Whitt jr missed hope plate the next night in a minor league game. Although replay showed that he did touch home plate the umpire upheld the call. I believe instant replay has made officiating worse in every sport that has it.
     
  3. Leonardfan

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    Pirates select a White player - Henry Davis with the first pick of the 2021 draft - He's a catcher out of Louisville.
     
  4. Don Wassall

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    I took a quick look at the first round and just five WGA were taken as best I can tell. A bunch of White shortstops were selected, which is good to see.
     
  5. Leonardfan

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    Hopefully they all stay at shortstop instead of being moved over to third place which is the typical caste move for White shortstops. It is interesting to see that talented White players still make up quite a bit of the MLB draft. No doubt in my mind that many of these kids were capable of playing football as well. I wonder what the NFL would look like if it actually had a minor league system to develop players. Also, I wonder how many White athletes decide to play sports like baseball and lacrosse to avoid the anti-white discrimination of the caste system that football and basketball present for talented White athletes.
     
  6. Flint

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    AL All Star starting line-up 100% non-White. Just the kind of diversity the league wants.
     
  7. Rocky B

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    8-9 white for the NL
     
  8. Rocky B

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    I’m including Arenado, who’s a Cuban American, I think.....
     
  9. Flint

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    Cool. I only caught the end of the NL line up. I knew it was better but that is outstanding. Of course Trout should be in for the AL.
     
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    For many years now, the America league has been substantially blacker / browner than the National league. I wonder why that is?
     
  11. Dwight Mansburden

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    My daughter played college softball and she told me about a player from a rival team failing to touch home plate after hitting a home run and subsequently getting called out. That ended up making it onto ESPN's lowlight reel.

    Failing to touch a base is already inexcusable for a college girl. For an adult man it's beyond ridiculous.
     
  12. Don Wassall

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    It goes in cycles where one league has noticeably more Blacks than the other. Other times it's relatively balanced.

    In the glorious heyday of the 1960s that the late Joe Morgan and his sycophants constantly pine for to return, the NL was much blacker than the AL. Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams, Bob Gibson, Ferguson Jenkins, Frank Robinson (until he was traded to the Orioles), Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Joe Morgan, Maury Wills, Lou Brock, mixed hispanics like Tony Perez and Juan Marichal, all National Leaguers.
     
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  13. Freethinker

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    Yea, I suppose you are correct.

    This current one has been on going for at least a decade now. I always root for the NL in the all-star game, and I’m always disappointed as the AL, has dominated. However, when it comes to World Series wins, the NL has actually won 6 of the last 10. So a strange anomaly.
     
  14. Don Wassall

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    LOL horrible.. Can't wait to see what Washington Football Team comes up with after this! :risas3:
     
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    Yep, two years in the making, will likely be the worst nickname ever. Though I could go for Washington Commies. Honesty in labeling and all that. . .
     
  18. sport historian

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    Yes, Washington Commies would be perfect.
     
  19. Don Wassall

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    Here's a great article by my friend Mark Dankof:

    Major League Baseball and the New World Order

    by Mark Dankof

    The decision on the part of Major League Baseball to pull its All Star Game from Atlanta is a reprehensible and regrettable one.

    I have not read all 98 pages of Georgia State Law SB 202. The summaries I have read seem to be a simple attempt to insure that obvious and serious voting irregularities in the 2020 presidential election in urban areas in key battleground states are pre-empted by a law that insures that mail-in ballot fraud and unsecured drop boxes are not utilized in 2024, and that valid picture IDs of registered voters are required.

    The claim of Major League Baseball that this is an inherently racist proposal that denies people of color the right to exercise their voting franchise, fits in entirely with Major League Baseball’s ideological merger of Multinational Corporate Capitalism with Cultural Marxism among the vast majority of professional sports owners, both in baseball and in the other major sports, including the NBA, the NFL, and the NHL. This is a worldview that ignores political truths that do not fit the PC agenda of these professional sports owners, their pundits, the mainstream media generally, and the moguls of the social media monoliths.

    The stated Marxist and LGBTQ agenda of Black Lives Matter is but one being foisted upon the American public via professional sports PC. Any serious suggestion of an examination of the real statistical truths surrounding racial violence in the United States is not tolerated. Major League Baseball has no problem whatsoever with the 62 million deaths of unborn children in this country since 1973. I have yet to hear any of these people question an American foreign policy aimed at the wholesale destruction of Palestinians, Yemenis, Serbians, Iranians, Libyans, Syrians, Iraqis, and Afghanis, or the aggressive character of American and NATO policies in Russia and Ukraine. Why?

    Neither have I heard any serious discussion about the inherent sickness of a society that promotes obscene levels of financial profit for owners and players in baseball and the other professional sports leagues. Neither is there any consideration for, or discussion of, the economic injury being done to the average people of Atlanta, including the working class vendors of food and sports merchandise who depend on such events to survive. These folks are overwhelmingly Democrat voters. Many are people of color. What happens to them?

    I am just old enough at 65 to remember when professional baseball and professional sports generally brought people together in America. At age 5, my Dad took me to old Griffith Stadium in Washington to see Harmon Killebrew and the old Washington Senators face off against the New York Yankees of Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Whitey Ford.

    Later that year, we moved to McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento, where I lived and died with the San Francisco Giants of 1961-63, including the 1962 team that overcame the Dodgers on the last day of the season, won a dramatic three-game National League playoff series, then took the Yankees to the last out of the last inning of the deciding Game 7 of the World Series in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, when the late Willie McCovey’s line drive was caught by Bobby Richardson of the Yankees with the tying and winning runs at second and third base.

    Today, I would not attend a Giants game, or wear a cap with their logo. I want nothing to do with them, Major League Baseball, or any other professional sport. Why? Because the organization has chosen to make LGBTQ, BLM, and related issues a packaged dogma of adherence and faith for their fans and organizational staff members. Count me out.

    This is a perversion of the use of Major League Baseball and professional sports in this country. It is a threat to freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and what was once an understanding that Americans of seriously divergent political, cultural, and spiritual views and values left these things to be debated in the political arena and decided at the ballot box, or discussed among family members and friends in a spirit of civility. That America is long gone.

    A sad truth must be faced: The United States is a 21st century representation of the ancient Roman Empire: Tyrannical central government, antipathy to Christianity, an obsession with violent spectator sports, saturated with sexual perversion and decadence, an overextended military presence in other countries, and an ideology of Empire rooted in wealth, power, and smug ruthlessness. It is evil personified. The American Presidency since 1992 would fit Nero or Domitian quite satisfactorily.

    The final problem is most definitive: The people who back and support the subversion of Russia and its renaissance of Russian Orthodox Christianity in Russia with “Pussy Riot” and LGBTQ are the same people behind what has happened in the United States politically and culturally in my lifetime.

    Joe Biden identified and applauded them on the day of the Obergefell Supreme Court decision on June 26th, 2015. It’s enough to make me wonder why George Soros has not yet bought into the MLB, the NFL, the NBA, or the NHL. One assumes it’s because Soros is fully satisfied that these leagues and ESPN are already fully and irrevocably in the hands of the New World Order.
     
  20. white lightning

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    Excellent article and he stated it very eloquently. I couldn't agree with him anymore. The mixture of sports and politics is a cancer
    to all of society. It needs to be stopped. I'm hoping that they are pushing too hard for the socialism which leads to communism. The
    harder they push, the more people that awaken to their tyranical, draconian dictatorship. There is no independent thought anymore.
    They teach that in the schools and universities. You must OBEY! Well I say we must RESIST! For ourselves and for future generations.
    I hope the whole house of falling cards collapses along with their FLU WORLD ORDER/NEW WORLD ORDER/J** WORLD ORDER.
     
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    Dodgers acquiring Max Scherzer and Trea Turner from the Nationals. That’s huge.
     
  22. Leonardfan

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    Wow that is a big time deal. The Nationals really did a nice purge of all of their White talent over the past few seasons.
     
  23. Phall

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    The Yankees emptied some of their prospect pool for Anthony Rizzo and Joey Gallo in an attempt to win now. Good for them!
     
  24. ramicackle

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    The whitest team in baseball just got whiter.
     

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