The percentage of black players in the major leagues dropped again on Opening Day this year even as the sport instituted affirmative action in its managerial and staff positions.
2011 shapes up to be a banner year for season ticket holders. The low amount of crime and fights in America’s ballparks is close to 2007 levels. The2007 season is widely regarded as baseball’s cleanest year since the early 60’s
Baseball’s grade for gender hiring declined slightly, according to the annual study released Thursday by Richard Lapchick’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports at the University of Central Florida.
“Jackie Robinson’s dream was to see more African-Americans playing, coaching and in the front office,” Lapchick said. “While this year there has been a slight decrease in the grade for racial and gender hiring practices, there has been a long-term consistent and dramatic increase in the role of people of color and women regarding who runs the game.”
Midgets and handicapped discriminated against.
Once again, no baseball team employed any disabled or small peoples as players. The ACLU is planning to file a frivolous law suit based on ADA laws against all 30 major league teams. This follows their unsuccessful lawsuit to get wheelchair ramps installed on stair climber exercise machines.