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AstroTiger
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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That's the point, there is no issue and he forces a race issue.



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bbap
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


Guess I should have actually clicked the link.





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Choupique19
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


LSU under Paul Mainieri has had more black players than most of our opponents. This just happens to be a year that we don't have any.

And also this

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It's hard to have college players when so few are playing at the youth level.


Baseball isn't a sport that you can just pick up when you get to high school, and there just aren't many minorities playing organized baseball as kids.






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guttata
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


How many whites are on the Southern basketball, baseball, and football teams?





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AstroTiger
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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Guess I should have actually clicked the link.



It does praise Mainieri, however why does it even have to be an issue at all? If they were better than the white players and available then they would be here and play.






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ForeverLSU02
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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How many whites are on the Southern basketball, baseball, and football teams?
They usually have a few on the baseball team






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SouthOfSouth
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


I rad most of it and I don't see a negative part to it. It simply says not many black people play baseball...





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LSURussian
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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why does it even have to be an issue at all?
If it helps expose the ridiculous NCAA scholarship restrictions for baseball then I'm all for it!






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funnystuff
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


Wow, y'all really need to read the article before berating it blindly. There are a few lines in there that come off as ill-advised, and the writers final conclusion was not consistent with the entire rest of the article, but overall it was some pretty decent info.

For everyone who didn't read it, but jumped right in to criticize, rest assured that this article is not attacking LSU directly. Pointing out a fact is not the same belittling. This article talked a lot more about the culture of college baseball that leads to very few black athletes, and did not come off as criticizing LSU (minus a small jab at the very end, which easily could have been applied to any other college).

Reactionary culture here is insane.






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Choupique19
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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If they were better than the white players and available then they would be here and play.


I would say that if more African-American youth embraced baseball, we would have many more on college rosters. I have heard it said by black kids, "baseball is a white sport". Many don't even give it a try.

I actually was thinking about this watching the USA play yesterday. Jimmy Rollins, Brandon Phillips, and Adam Jones all made it in baseball. I wish more youth in the African American community would give it a chance.






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AstroTiger
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


Exactly. As long as there is no "quota" or something attached to it.





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Broski
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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If it helps expose the ridiculous NCAA scholarship restrictions for baseball then I'm all for it!


But other than Mainieri's quote about the 11.7, he doesn't really talk about that.






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thunderbird1100
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


Just looked up Geonte Jackson at San Jacinto CC and he's doing okay...

.316 BA, 2 doubles, .350ish OBP, 4 for 6 SB

Doesn't seem like he'd be a starter here, but I wish he would have stayed. I liked him over Yocum.






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Broski
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


What happened to Marcus Davis? I assume he is/was at some JUCO?





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LSURussian
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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But other than Mainieri's quote about the 11.7, he doesn't really talk about that.

That's like saying if the Titanic had not hit that iceberg it would have had a perfect first voyage.

Do you think the article was critical of LSU or of Mainieri?






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LaBornNRaised
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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he's not even black...high yellow at best


Yea he has been treated like a light skin brother his whole life and ow is trying to get some brownie points. Nothing to see here.






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LSURussian
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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but I wish he would have stayed.

Grades....






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Tmumph1
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


Lol I know that kid





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Broski
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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Do you think the article was critical of LSU or of Mainieri?


No, I just think this a stretch of a story.

And the article itself is an iceberg, to the point where Mainieri's quote gets lost in it.






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thunderbird1100
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re: Some local wannabe writer talking about LSU's lack of black baseball players


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What happened to Marcus Davis? I assume he is/was at some JUCO?



Florida State, hit .416 in JUCO






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