I heard an excerpt from Dave Wifield's book claiming that if the decline in the percentage of black players in MLB is consistant, the last African-American baseball player is currently 12 years old.
That is scary. I know basketball and football have the market cornered in the inner cities, and the MLB is aware of it, but what can be done to make sure this great game gets to the youths in our inner-city? Dropping off extra bats and balls isn't going to do it, and I'm not sure theres much we can do, but has Baseball really done it's part?
I would really like to hear your guys' thoughts.