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Offline Jay_Thomas

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Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« on: August 13, 2014, 01:01:42 PM »



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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2014, 03:20:20 PM »
Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?  No.

Too many Black boys being raised in single family households.  We all know a sister is not going to sit outside on a hot afternoon and sweat her weave out so her son can play baseball.
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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2014, 04:17:51 PM »
The average age for a baseball fan is 47. The sport doesn't appeal to a lot of people, especially young one, regardless of race.

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2014, 04:22:04 PM »
Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?  No.

Too many Black boys being raised in single family households.  We all know a sister is not going to sit outside on a hot afternoon and sweat her weave out so her son can play baseball.

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2014, 05:32:29 PM »
Too many boys in single family homes, huh? So why are they playing football and basketball then?

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2014, 05:45:18 PM »
Well, the team from Chicago in the LLWS sure won me over!   :nod: :nod:

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 06:45:36 PM »
It's too boring. It may have been popular before add/ADHD took over, but it can't work today.

NFL is boring too. NBA gives blacks the most bang for buck in entertainment and representation.

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 07:01:04 PM »
I think if some young superstars come thru the system it will have an effect.


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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 09:33:35 PM »
I love baseball and I think it could make a comeback. I tell you what all these guys trying to play ball should go out for baseball. Especially if your left handed. We need those black pitchers like Lee Smith, JR Richards, Doc Gooden, and Fergie Jenkins

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2014, 10:01:54 PM »
no

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 11:45:02 PM »
Too many boys in single family homes, huh? So why are they playing football and basketball then?

Basketball is indoor.  The weather is cooler in football.  The mothers won't have to sweat their weaves out for those sports.

Those people that say baseball is boring don't know and/or have never played the game.  Also, you have to think in baseball.  That is probably too much for those people.
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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2014, 12:43:06 AM »
Too many boys in single family homes, huh? So why are they playing football and basketball then?

Basketball is indoor.  The weather is cooler in football.  The mothers won't have to sweat their weaves out for those sports.

Those people that say baseball is boring don't know and/or have never played the game.  Also, you have to think in baseball.  That is probably too much for those people.

You're an idiot.

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 02:43:31 AM »
Baseball has guaranteed contracts-- when you sign the contract you get the initial offer-- in football you get your signing bonus, but if you don't make the team you do not get anything else.   If you are injured in football you get either reduced pay or no pay at all. Also retirement benefits in baseball is better- anyone who is on the active roster for 42 games, will get full retirement when they leave baseball--that is why they call up many guys from the developmental leagues to play a few games--- even if they never make a major league team on a permanent basis they will have full retirement.


Richie Weeks, an SU alumnus who plays for the Brewers has a contract that paid a $11 million dollar signing bonus,  an additional $11 million dollar bonus 3 MONTHS LATER, and a salary of 11.5 million for the year-- the next year his salary was $11 million-- his 3 year option on his contract says that if he is dropped from the team at the end of his contract he get $15.5 million dollars. and Richie is batting just .257




The AVERAGE football salary in inflated because of the huge salaries of stars like manning, tom brady , etc-- most football players do not make that kind of money--the money in pro football is made on the second contract or after you have been in the league 7 years-- most guys are not around in 7 years.

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2014, 10:28:18 AM »
It's too boring. It may have been popular before add/ADHD took over, but it can't work today.

NFL is boring too. NBA gives blacks the most bang for buck in entertainment and representation.

Major League Baseball is boring as a TV product. One) It has way too many games in a season (162) compare to others pro leagues NBA (82), NHL (82), NFL (16).  Two) A sport without any time constraits is hard to market to TV execuctives  to reach an younger audience. Three) MLB do not market to have their stars well.   

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Re: Can Baseball Win Back the African-American Community?
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2014, 10:45:34 AM »
Too many boys in single family homes, huh? So why are they playing football and basketball then?

Basketball is indoor.  The weather is cooler in football.  The mothers won't have to sweat their weaves out for those sports.

Those people that say baseball is boring don't know and/or have never played the game.  Also, you have to think in baseball.  That is probably too much for those people.

Baseball involves Time, Patience, & Strategy ... Which is too much for most folks to actually comprehend anymore.

I will agree with Neymar ... In that today's doped up, sedentary, gamer society is too brainwashed on immediate gratification, and the quick & immediate sensation from 22 guys smashing into each other real fast, or guys running & leaping into & over each other, or even guys putting on ice skates & colliding into each other while shooting a piece of rubber at another guy at 100+ MPH is always gonna win over Baseball.

Baseball win have a hard time recapturing the urban market, as the decimation of males in the households/communities has eliminated most leagues.   I've seen more baseball fields here in Tampa simply lie totally empty, &/or have been converted to makeshift fields for soccer & cricket as the makeups of the communities diversify.

And the $ad fact ... Is that's the $port where the most money is being made!
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