Friday, April 24, 2015

Rock: MLB not black enough

When serious journalists like Bob Mercer pull on the mantle of American jingoism it makes my skin crawl.
Chris Rock thinks baseball has a problem: It's not black enough. And while baseball team owners are making more money than ever, Rock said, their fan base continues to grow older and less diverse. The average age of a person who tunes into the game is 53. Of those viewers, five out of six are white. Meanwhile, little league participation is down and only 8 percent of MLB players are black. As Rock quips, "that's an average of two guys per team—and those two probably listen to Blake Shelton to keep from getting their ass kicked by their teammates." [National Journal]

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