By Wyatt Earp | October 27, 2005
Thank God the Chicago White Sox swept the Houston Astros last night to win the World Series. By doing so, they got to “stick it to the man.”
See, the Astros have no black players on their pennant-winning squad. This is an injustice that rivals slavery, women’s suffrage, and the Khmer Rouge; at least according to pompous blowhard broadcaster Joe Morgan:
“Of course I noticed it. How could you not?” Morgan said while the Astros took batting practice before the opener in Chicago. “But they’re not the only ones. There are two or three teams that didn’t have any African-American players this year.”
Obviously, these teams are racist. Unfortunately for Morgan (and other race baiters of his ilk) he failed to notice the rest of the makeup of the Houston team:
Houston has a half-dozen Hispanic players – it was the first team to open a baseball academy in Venezuela, about a dozen years ago. Bench coach Cecil Cooper is black. Outfielders Charles Gipson and Charlton Jimerson, both black, played for the Astros during the regular season.
Will someone please ask Joe if he thinks the lack of white players in other leagues, such as the NBA, is a major problem? I’m busy wrapping my skull in duct tape again.
Thankfully, the voice of reason in this story is Chisox GM Ken Williams (who is black):
“We’re diverse because we’re looking for the best in talent and character,” general manager Ken Williams said before the Series started. “It just happened that way. I could care less what the makeup of the club is as long as it works as a whole.”