Charlie Sifford Elected to Hall of Fame

Don Wassall

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It only takes two career wins on the PGA tour to make the golf hall of fame if you're black. That's how many wins Charlie Sifford had, who was inducted into the hall on Saturday. That's equivalent to a .230 hitting left fielder with no power and average fielding ability being elected to the baseball hall of fame.

But Sifford was the first black player on the tour, and so that can be spun as a politically correct morality tale forever and ever. "Charlie's induction reminds us how far we have come as a country and a game," said PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem. "But it also reminds us how far we have to go."

What the hell does that mean? Sifford's induction "reminds us" that the requirements for entry into the hall of fame that exist for everyone else can be set aside if you're black, and "how far we have to go" -- the implication is that there is still much anti-black discrimination on the PGA Tour which can only be seen as ending when blacks rightfully take their place as the superior golfers. Good luck waiting for that to happen!
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Well they regularly elect Negroes to the Major League Baseball Hall-of-Fame even though A) they never played in the major leagues; B) the league they did play in was run like a local beer softball league; and C) they weren't that good even in their league.

Of course all that is nothing, you can be elected to office, appointed to Sec. of State and put on the Supreme Court, all just because you are black, so I guess the golf and MLB Hall of fame is trivial in comparison.
 
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You know it's just gotta be burnin' them up that Tiger is still the only (even partially) black golfer on tour, especially because there is no doubt that Woods set off an explosion of interest in golf among blacks. Where are you oh great black golfing athletes?!?
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