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To: NKP_Vet

Look, if the MLB is 60+% white then blacks aren’t dominating that sport no matter how you want to define them. Not because of any lack of talent, skill, smarts, or athletic ability, but because the nature of the baseball skill set generally allows more competition from whites, Asians and non black hispanolatinoblackwhite whatevers. The NBA and NFL skill set and physical requirements generally allows less competition from those others, usually on a purely physical level. Also, the skill set for baseball at the major league level usually requires very frequent repetition at a very young age, usually from fathers.

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36 posted on 03/02/2014 10:24:56 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed

I never meant to say that MLB was dominated by black athletes. But the vast majority of the black players in baseball are hispanic/latino. I agree with you about the skill set in baseball allowing for more white players. Not so much in basketball and football, where its who can run the fastest and jump the highest. And, let’s not forget that black kids grow up idolizing ball players instead of their fathers. They all think they can make it to the NBA. And I think I read somewhere where you have a better chance of walking on the moon than you do making the NBA.


37 posted on 03/02/2014 10:33:14 AM PST by NKP_Vet ("I got a good Christin' raisin', an 8th grade education, ain't no need ya'll treatin' me this way")
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