Re: Reds vs White Sox featured game Sat. night MLB network...
I found Robinson to be gracious; Aaron? Not so much.
He said MLB should employ more "black doctors" and invest with "black banks." He kept saying that blacks still weren't getting a big enough "piece of the pie" which kind of rubbed me the wrong way.
I think it's a tragedy how baseball has regressed in the black community-- I am ALL for MLB taking a more active role in bringing baseball back to the inner cities (their current "program" is a joke). IMO, the "problem" we have in baseball is grass-roots based, it has nothing to do with MLB handing out money and or jobs to people from certain backgrounds.
Robinson made it a point to emphasize how important personal instruction was for him growing up. And I think it's a pretty simple theory-- have more people take an active role in bringing and teaching the game to black kids, and the rest will take care of itself.
Aaron has every right to remain a bit bitter I suppose considering the taunts and threats he received throughout his career-- especially as he closed in on the Babe, but I just think his philosophies and ideas are misguided.