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Jackie Robinson’s Daughter Says MLB Players Afraid

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

https://www.usnews.com/news/sports/articles/2018-04-15/robinsons-daughter-says-mlb-players-reluctant-to-speak-out
sharonrobinsonjackiesdaughterAbove is a story about the great Jackie Robinson’s daughter speaking out about how African American MLB players are scared to speak out like NBA/NFL players. This is very very sad and wrong too.
As you know I have sent you a few emails and texts regarding the lack of diversity when it comes to African Americans in MLB. So far you & the rest of the sports media have just looked at my emails/texts and said “Oh it is just Gordon running his mouth again. He is a black racist”
But I am not a black racist!! I am concerned about a sport in MLB that is only 8% African American. A sports where teams like our Mariners have one or two or even zero African American players. Dee Gordon on our Mariners does not have anyone on the team he can relate.
Concerned when I see basically all white crowds at Safeco and other MLB parks. Concerned when I see a great manager like Dusty Baker being at home or going fishing instead of being a manager of a MLB team. He was fired AFTER ONLY TWO SEASONS IN WHICH HE WON TWO DIVISION TITLES!! This was flat out WRONG readers. The new manager of the Washington Nationals will be a FAILURE if he does not win the division title and then go to the World Series!!!
Concerned that their is only ONE African American manager in MLB. Concerned that most young African American kids cannot name more than three MLB players but can name Curry’s jersey number, shoe size and scoring average etc.
With the sports media in Seattle mainly white they do not have sensitivity and concern or knowledge of the topic I am talking about here. This is just a fact.
I hope a guy like Aaron Levine will use his segment where he speaks out on issues and speak out about how white MLB is in America. here on JR Day. I will be very very disappointed if Levine does not. Because I like Levine because he is not scared to talk about issues like the Sodo/Key Arena situation etc.
Chris Rock spoke out on this in his HBO piece (more of story below)
As a African American I do not see players like CeCe Sabathia or David Price or Matt Kemp or Dee Gordon or Curtis Granderson etc doing commercials on tv like NBA and NFL players and even a PGA player like Ricky Fowler or a tennis player like Serena or a NASCAR driver like Dale Jr and more are doing.
jackie-robinson-1949I am VERY happy that Jackie Robinson’s daughter spoke out and told the truth. Hell I am very happy the Cleveland Indians will stop using Chief Yahoo soon. BUT the hell with soon. THEY SHOULD STOP USING THE RACIST CHIEF YAHOO ON HATS ETC RIGHT NOW!!
Jackie Robinson Day in MLB is a freakin joke!! Mr. Robinson would not be happy if he was here today. Folks I am NOT talking about MLB players from South America like Robinson Cano or Nelson Cruz etc who are “people of color” I am ONLY discussing the lack of African Americans on the field, in the stadiums, as managers and in management. And also why DO YOUNG AFRICAN AMERICAN KIDS TURN TO HOOPS/FOOTBALL BY AGE 12!
The RBI League is not enough and a few new programs. Something is not working when it comes to African Americans and MLB. Something big time wrong here on Jackie Robinson Day.
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Ochochinco Slams ESPN Host Colin Cowherd On Twitter

ARTICLE FROM huffingtonpost.com (Full story click here)

“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey

I am happy as hell that NFL player Chad Ochocinco has fired back at ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd about Colin’s constant blasting of him on his radio show.

Cowherd seems to think he is a Mr. Know It All when it comes to sports and even life. He comes off as a tremendously arrogant fella who speaks out on folks at will on his program and seems to think guys like Chad will not retaliate. Chad has.

People don’t understand Ochocinco. He is a young fella having fun. He likes to use the technology available like computers etc. He uses Ustream.tv and does his Ustream show when he is on the road via his iphone etc.

He is having fun. I rather have Chad around to read about than baseball players who have personalities of a rock outside on the street. That is way you don’t see any baseball players besides Derek Jeter doing commercials on TV. But you see Chad, Barkley, D-Wade, Dwight Howard, Manning and others with personalities.

Colin does not say you don’t read about Chad doing drugs, clubbing at a nightclub at 2am, beating up his wife atc. He is at home on the computer etc having fun. Now during the off-season he is going to be in “Dancing With The Stars”

I am tired of clowns like Cowherd and even this other motor mouth “JT-The Brick” on Fox Sports Radio who also likes to blast Ochocinco at will in negative ways. Calling him negative names over the air. J.T. and Colin are two peas on a pod. Two motor mouth so called talk show hosts who like to talk about African Americans in negative ways all the time over the air.

J.T. was just on the air giving his opinion as to why African Americans kids are not playing baseball. He does not know what the hell he is talking about unless you walk in our shoes!!!

This just shows once again, about sports radio. Their is a MAJOR PROBLEM in AM sports radio in Seattle and the U.S. The problem is a lack of African Americans in sports radio. It is dominated by white men who know NOTHING about the African American culture or lifestyle. Nothing.

In Seattle, sports radio KJR and 710ESPN have a grand total of ZERO African Americans with his or hers own program. THIS IS A PROBLEM WHEN AFRICAN AMERICANS DOMINATE THE MAJOR SPORTS IN THE U.S.

Thank god for Stephen A. Smith and Mike Wilborn and the “Two Live Stews” and a few others in sports radio. We need more. At KJR and 710ESPN here in Seattle their is no African Americans as producers, in sales, in management and of course over the air.

This is why I have started “Sports Inner City Online”. A site that has the African American point of view when it comes to sports.

“Sports Inner City Online” is one of only a few urban sports websites on the Internet. PLEASE spread the word about our site. Please send us a e-mail at gcurvey@yahoo.com and tell us how we can improve the site. It is at www.sportsinnercity.com

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