MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred, Jr. was in town last week as part of the Minnesota Twins’ “Diversity Week.” He first spoke to a small group of reporters, including the MSR, then later before a reported 600 people who’d RSVP’d to the “Imagine if . . .” Diversity Celebration at the Twins Stadium’s Carew Atrium.
“No regrets,” Alston continued. “The only regret honestly is not being around my family as much. My son [Garvin Jr.] is in college right now, and my daughter [Jayla] is about to go to college. And not around my wife as much, that’s the only regret.”
Fourth in an occasional series Longtime columnist William C. Rhoden has written on The Undefeated.com about the “blinding Whiteness in virtually every sector” of college sport, including key leadership and other essential positions, calling it the “diversity conundrum.” MSR’s multi-part series expands on Rhoden’s observation. This week…WANTED: male or female of color looking to break […]
It’s the Fall Classic with a rare match-up in the World Series. Houston vs. Los Angeles sound like two National League teams, but we are reminded that Major League Baseball (MLB) years ago moved the Astros to the American League to balance the Divisions. As recently as 2005, the Astros were in the World Series as […]
It’s been 70 years since Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s (MLB) color barrier, and it’s been 45 years, since shortly before his death in 1972, that he urged baseball to do better in regards to diversity. “His vision was to see diverse players on the field reflecting diverse coaches and those in the front […]