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Postby KPucks » Sun May 09, 2004 1:30 pm

DK wrote:Off topic real quick, isn't Juan Pierre such a confusing name? I mean, it starts off "Juan", which makes you think "Oh, he's hispanic". Then it goes off to "Pierre", which makes you think "Wait, he's French?" Then you go to his profile and see that he's African-American. "WHAT?"


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Postby rich101682 » Sun May 09, 2004 1:33 pm

WhiteHot wrote:You guys forgot Willie Mays, Cecil Fielder, and Vlad the Impailer.


I hope you don't mean Guerrero. He's Latin.
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Postby Quaker » Sun May 09, 2004 1:34 pm

In addition to the sports illustrated article, espn ran a piece last on the declining numbers last year.
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Postby Pedantic » Sun May 09, 2004 2:09 pm

I didn't see anyone mention Mike Cameron. :-D
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sun May 09, 2004 2:10 pm

How bout Derek Jeter? He's semi-black. :-)
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Postby WhiteHot » Sun May 09, 2004 2:12 pm

Pedantic wrote:I didn't see anyone mention Mike Cameron. :-D


or Jimmy Rollins. He even has cornrows.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Sun May 09, 2004 2:21 pm

Manny Ramirez was actually born in the Bronx if I'm not mistaken.
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Postby Pedantic » Sun May 09, 2004 2:29 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:Manny Ramirez was actually born in the Bronx if I'm not mistaken.


Says the DR on his profile.
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Postby LBJackal » Sun May 09, 2004 3:08 pm

There was an article in the Toronto Star about how the Blue Jays are "avoiding" black baseball players and management is racist. I think this is being blown out of proportion. Last year, when the article was written, half of our starting lineup was black (LF, CF, 1B, and 2B), and our closer was black. I don't understand the motivation for writing it.....

And I've mentoned this before, but why are black americans called African-Americans? Most black people I know aren't from Africa, they're families came from the Caribbean. Should we call all white people European-Americans?
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Postby LBJackal » Sun May 09, 2004 3:11 pm

ajgnydc722 wrote:Manny Ramirez was actually born in the Bronx if I'm not mistaken.


I think he grew up in the Bronx, but was born in the Dominican.
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