Originally Posted by fordman
The Dominican (or latin-south American) presence has been there for 45+ years. Black youth in this country lean toward basketball and football because there is a lack of coaching for little league teams in the urban areas of the country.
How many black hockey players, Nascar-Indy drivers, swimmers, archery-skeet-target shooters, equestrian-jockeys or pro-golfers are there? Due to lack of exposure and thought that those are white only sports.
So, MLB has to look outside the box for players and the carribean region (as well as japan-korea) has lots to offer!
I can't even go a group of people to sit down and watch the sport without getting bored...we live in the age of the Iphone and Facebook..Baseball to some people is like AM/FM radio. The reason I think the sport is so dead..is the "unwritten" rules. Players try so hard not to show people up that its boring to see. I love to see trash talk...showboating .and passion when something good or bad happens..Managers and Umps arguing is so tired.