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Oops, here’s today’s real most burning issue from the New York Times:

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Seoul Brother #1

The Unbearable Whiteness of Baseball
By JAY CASPIAN KANG APRIL 6, 2016

By instinct, honed reflex and general contrarianism, I root for all “flashy” “showboats” who are “disgraces to the game.” …

As I grew older and started feeling alienated from my white classmates, I gravitated toward athletes who, in some way, flouted the white, stoic traditions of American sports — Allen Iverson, Ken Griffey Jr., Rasheed Wallace, Pedro Martinez. I felt as if this was a moral choice.

As this baseball season begins, I’ve been thinking about Henderson because of a problem that has been discussed ad nauseam in sports media: Whether we’re talking about Mike Trout, the young center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels whose beefy efficiency has already put him on track to become one of the greatest players of all time, or Clayton Kershaw, the tall Dodgers lefty with the knee-buckling curveball, or Giancarlo Stanton, the Miami Marlins slugger who signed a $325 million contract, baseball’s pool of young talent just doesn’t captivate fans like the stars of football and basketball.

Alternatively, baseball has consolidated itself as the team sport of middle class suburbanites, with spectacular growth in intellectual relevance among high IQ white guys (e.g., Moneyball, Nate Silver, etc.).

Giancarlo Stanton, whom I watched play football when he was in high school, is a good example of how suburban athletic talent is moving away from football and basketball. As a 6’6″ and massive mixed race kid, Stanton was a star basketball player at Notre Dame HS and an ungodly defensive end on the football field, with an excellent chance of making the NFL. But he chose baseball instead, and, as Kang admits, now has a $325 million contract. Perhaps he’d be getting more tweets on Black Twitter if he’d chosen a different sport, but, on the other hand, he does have a $325 million contract.

From a financial point of view, of course, the sport is doing just fine. Overall ballpark attendance is up. According to Forbes, the average value of a major-league team jumped nearly 50 percent between 2014 and 2015, and last season the league’s annual overall revenue approached a record $9.5 billion.

But baseball’s cultural relevance has been in a steady decline.

I’ve been following baseball statistics since 1965. Until I saw it in 2011, I never expected to see Brad Pitt starring in a movie about baseball statistics.

Doomsday prophets point to the N.F.L.’s dominant TV ratings, the advancing age of baseball’s core fans — the median age of baseball’s TV audience is 56; basketball’s is 41 — and the hordes of young acolytes who bury their heads in their phones to watch Vines of Steph Curry’s nimble acrobatics. Social-media metrics aren’t gospel, of course, but baseball measures up badly on virtually every online barometer, whether Twitter trends, Facebook activity or Instagram posts. Aside from some New York-related blips, World Series ratings have been steadily decreasing for the last 20 years.

As this graph from John Rivers shows, in reality baseball is much more diverse and “looks more like America” than the NFL and the NBA.

The source of baseball’s diminished hold on our imaginations runs much deeper than social-media strategy. The problem lies in the demographics of baseball’s rosters, and the shameful way in which the majority of its media has failed to pay anything approaching adequate attention to the Latino players who have entered the game over the last two decades.

Rather than embrace and promote its Spanish-speaking stars, baseball’s media have mostly ignored them. …

Last year, black players made up just over 8 percent of big-league rosters, down more than 50 percent from 1981. Analysts have been searching for an explanation. Some argue that baseball’s retrograde culture and traditions no longer appeal to inner-city youth who have been mesmerized by the speed of basketball and football. Others focus, far more convincingly, on the rising expenses of youth baseball programs and the relative dearth of scholarships offered by college baseball programs: According to a report from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, black players made up only 2.9 percent of Division I college baseball teams in 2014-2015.

The decline in black faces in the Major Leagues coincided with a surge in Latino players, who made up roughly 30 percent of rosters last year. But rather than embrace and promote its Spanish-speaking stars, baseball’s media have mostly ignored them. … Vladimir Guerrero, the Clemente of the aughts, who hit and threw with a balletic violence, seemed to go through his entire career without a single memorable interview or profile.

Mr. Kang is quite right about the white media’s racist conspiracy of silence against Latino ballplayers. Look how Jose Canseco, Sammy Sosa, and Alex Rodriguez never got any publicity about their God-given natural talents.

By the way, it would be fun to graph the spread of the MSM headline cliche of misquoting Kundera about the “Unbearable Whiteness” of this or that as an answer to the question, “What in the world are white people upset about that they are listening to Donald Trump?”

Kang’s Wikipedia entry is pretty funny if you’re familiar with the concept of the Coalition of the Fringes:

Kang was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in Boston and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He graduated from Bowdoin College.[4] At Bowdoin, he was awarded the prestigious 2003 Sinkinson Prize for Best Short Story and founded ritalin magazine.[5] He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.[6]

Kang’s journalism has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Wired, The Morning News, Deadspin, The Awl, and The Atlantic.com and many of his sports articles have appeared in Bill Simmons’ Grantland.[7] Among his more notable sports articles for Grantland are his articles covering Jeremy Lin. His notable articles on Lin include “A Question of Identity”,[8] “The Uncertain Future of Linsanity”[9] and “Dumb Move, Dolan.”[10] He has also written an article about Ichiro Suzuki entitled “Immigrant Misappropriations: The Importance of Ichiro”[11] and about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar entitled “What the World Got Wrong About Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.”[12]

Kang’s debut novel, The Dead Do Not Improve was released in 2012 by Hogarth/Random House.[13] … The book revolves around a disgruntled MFA graduate named Philip Kim, who discovers that his elderly neighbor has been murdered, and who soon becomes the unlikely protagonist of a quickly unfolding mystery.[15] Kang mentioned that he wanted to write the book about Korean American male anger and reflect on how the Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, was also Korean.[16]

Kang currently lives in New York and Los Angeles.[17][18]

As for how Koreans and blacks get along in the real world:

And from Ice Cube:

And from John Singleton’s Boyz n the Hood, the Seoul to Soul Real Estate Co. billboard:

Samsung’s opinion of rappers and their posses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aF23XpBwU

 
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  1. Baseball is losing out to the blacker sports of basketball and football. So, therefore…racism?

    • Replies: @The Albino Sasquatch
    Precisely Hepp. It is racism. It is...'problematic' We here at the ABE Collective DEMAND immediate rectification! And more LGBDTQ - whatever players too. Don't dare forget them!
  2. Thank God Red Sox player David Big Papi Ortiz retires from the MLB at the end of this season. There will be one less White man in the MLB. I couldn’t stand Big Papi’s unbearable Whiteness. David Ortiz is so White he makes Carrot Top look like Wesley Snipes.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    http://i.imgur.com/1Tr4T9q.jpg
    , @MC
    Yeah, but...

    "Rather than embrace and promote its Spanish-speaking stars, baseball’s media have mostly ignored them."

    That's why you've never heard of Big Papi, because the media doesn't promote Spanish-speaking stars.

    Seriously, if Kang were trying to figure out why Papi is a media darling, and Vlad Guerrero is anonymous to non-baseball fans, he could probably just look at the fact that Vlad played in Montreal, then for the Angels, while Papi played for the Red Sox.

    East coast bias is a much bigger deal than racial bias when it comes to media coverage.
  3. @Jefferson
    Thank God Red Sox player David Big Papi Ortiz retires from the MLB at the end of this season. There will be one less White man in the MLB. I couldn't stand Big Papi's unbearable Whiteness. David Ortiz is so White he makes Carrot Top look like Wesley Snipes.

  4. Vladimir Guerrero, the Clemente of the aughts, who hit and threw with a balletic violence, seemed to go through his entire career without a single memorable interview or profile.

    Vlad Guerrero never bothered to learn English. And he chose to spend most of his career playing in Montreal so he wouldn’t have to deal with the English-speaking American sports press.

    “Guerrero is insecure, too, about never having learned English. But now he’s too comfortable to change that, despite prodding from Expos management, because he likes his simple life the way it is — tranquil, to use his word. Speaking only Spanish in a city of French and English provides a shield for his shyness, the language barrier becoming just that, a barrier between him and an excess of attention. Fame? “Not interested,” he says through a smile. “Brings problems.” Guerrero remains unknown, personally if not professionally, at least partially because that’s the way he wants it and …”

    http://espn.go.com/magazine/vol5no14guerrero.html

    • Replies: @Taco
    Update to my last... Guerrero may have been on his rookie contract while he was in Montreal (meaning he didn't really have a "choice" per se) but he definitely chose not to learn English, in part to avoid having the kind of interview or profile which Kang laments him not having.
    , @Jefferson
    "Vlad Guerrero never bothered to learn English."

    He would fit right in Miami or Los Angeles.
    , @AndrewR
    The fact that the NYT even published this article shows its low quality (in absolute terms... I know it's still high-quality relative to the abysmal quality of most publications). In my ideal world, the editor would have called Kang up and said "You know Guerrero has chosen to never learn English, right? Do you really think anyone but Guerrero is to blame for his lack of fame in the US? If you send me another garbage pieve like this then you will never see one word of yours published in the NYT. You understand me, son?"
  5. Baseball is an economic freight train – a growing tsunami of success. Ergo, it must change or die.

  6. What a terrific reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans! Their voting patterns certainly suggested as much, but it’s becoming pretty clear that asians hate Whites even more than NAMs, but given their higher IQs (relative to NAMs) are much more classy about it. And of course they have swank degrees from cool schools to camouflage everything. This Chang guy’s fantasy world involves butchering Whites on a mass scale. Fantastic. He’s little different from the Korean guy with that Gagnam Style song a couple of years back who couldn’t say enough bad things about the US. The buggers jsut hate us Whites a lot. Could it be that too many American servicemen took too many liberties with these guys’ mothers and grandmothers on the Peninsula in the last 65 years. The Jews have their ancient grudges involving “exclusive” golf courses. At least the Koreans’ seems a little more understandable.

    So much for Derbyshire’s alliance of the “Ice People”.

    That’s why Steve’s coalition of the fringes argument isn’t very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks “dating” their daughters.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Or, perhaps the market incentives in the American media merely encourage ambitious Asian-American verbalists like Seoul Brother #1 to dwell publicly on how much they hate whites as a way to justify rule by the Coalition of the Fringes?
    , @Francis G.
    I don't think I've ever read a newspaper column or op-ed piece by a Korean-American journalist that wasn't all about castigating whitey for his "racism" and trying to suck up to blacks. Korean-American journalists must win the prize for having the most boringly limited repertoire of any writers. Even black journalists exhibit more variety in their subject matter.
    , @Jefferson
    "That’s why Steve’s coalition of the fringes argument isn’t very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks “dating” their daughters."

    That is why I no longer feel sorry for Asians who become victims of violent Sub Saharan behavior.

    A couple of days ago in San Francisco, a Chinese man named Paul Tam was stabbed to death by a crackhead Negro couple who were robbing him at gunpoint.

    The old me would have felt remorse. The new me could care less.

    , @Laugh Track

    Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks “dating” their daughters.
     
    Everyone is entitled to their own subjective take on reality, so perhaps that is your reality. While, I have no special insight into Asian or Asian-American parenting, my experience in this West Coast city is that there are a helluva lot of mixed Asian-White couples walking around, most often with Asian-American young women walking with White young men. So, if you had asked me for my opinion on this topic, I would have said it seemed to me that Asian-American parents were remarkable tolerant of mating outside of their ethnicity, particularly with Whites.

    OTOH, it is almost a dusty old cliche that Korean corner grocers in big cities really did not/do not like Black males. It's anecdotal of course, but the Korean corner store on my block had a family member at the counter for years who would go off at the drop of a hat on customers, but especially Black customers.

    So go figure.
    , @Anon
    Asians vote Dem because they want to keep the borders of the US as open as possible. The 20th century was awfully vicious in a lot of Asian countries, and they want a bolt hole available, just like the Jews.
    , @Dave Mc
    Don't fool yourself, Koreans do not want blacks dating their daughters. This Kang guy has learned that claiming or promoting victimization is the way to success in the leftist media. He's a poser but he is smart enough to know that writing about the poor, downtrodden latino and black baseball players will give his tiny yellow self a little cred.
  7. You can tell this is a snow job by the fact that he lists a bunch of “boring” baseball superstars without mentioning the counterexample of Bryce Harper, the white Mormon reigning MVP with a highly colorful personality who is the biggest star in the game right now.

  8. I can tolerate novelists writing about being novelists or poets writing about poetry, but MFAs writing about being MFAs?

    Plus, Korean anger, lol.

    • Replies: @Hapalong Cassidy
    "Korean Anger" is definitely a thing. A hard to qualify collective angst known as "Han". It seems to be unique to Korean culture, similar to how "running amok" used to be uniquely Malaysian thing.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/05/world/la-fg-south-korea-han-20110105
  9. MC says:

    Kang wrote probably the worst bit of Millennial* navel-gazing in this article that is ostensibly “about” Ichiro:
    http://grantland.com/features/importance-ichiro/

    As a Mariners fan who liked Bill Simmons, I was excited that Grantland was doing a feature on Ichiro, but then bummed to find out that it was a feature on Jay Caspian Kang.

    *I am a Millennial, so I’m free to gripe about this.

  10. @Taco

    Vladimir Guerrero, the Clemente of the aughts, who hit and threw with a balletic violence, seemed to go through his entire career without a single memorable interview or profile.
     
    Vlad Guerrero never bothered to learn English. And he chose to spend most of his career playing in Montreal so he wouldn't have to deal with the English-speaking American sports press.

    "Guerrero is insecure, too, about never having learned English. But now he's too comfortable to change that, despite prodding from Expos management, because he likes his simple life the way it is -- tranquil, to use his word. Speaking only Spanish in a city of French and English provides a shield for his shyness, the language barrier becoming just that, a barrier between him and an excess of attention. Fame? "Not interested," he says through a smile. "Brings problems." Guerrero remains unknown, personally if not professionally, at least partially because that's the way he wants it and ..."

    http://espn.go.com/magazine/vol5no14guerrero.html

    Update to my last… Guerrero may have been on his rookie contract while he was in Montreal (meaning he didn’t really have a “choice” per se) but he definitely chose not to learn English, in part to avoid having the kind of interview or profile which Kang laments him not having.

  11. We wuz Kangz….

    • Replies: @shk12344
    ........and sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet
  12. I quit following baseball closely after the 1994 strike and have never really gotten back into it. I’m surprised more people haven’t made your point about the financial incentives for good all around athletes to go into baseball instead of other sports. Joe Mauer was going to play fullback at Florida St. if Bud Selig’s plan to contract the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos had been approved by MLB owners. Mauer has probably made 10-15 times more money in baseball than he would have in the NFL.

    • Replies: @MC
    "Mauer has probably made 10-15 times more money in baseball than he would have in the NFL."

    There are so many factors that make this true:

    1. Baseball careers last longer, due both to injuries and the fact that skill is more important than pure athleticism.

    2. Baseball has 10 times as many games in a season, which means way more tickets and hours of live TV programming to sell.

    3. Baseball's players' union is stronger, because the players are not as desperate for an immediate payday and can wait out a strike, as compared to NBA and NFL players, for demographic reasons.

    4. In fact factors 1 and 2 compound into factor 3 because they know most of them can look forward to a few more years of paychecks.

    5. Baseball you can start making money right out of high school. NFL you have to be three years out.
    , @Connecticut Famer
    While in high school college football recruiters were salivating over the prospect of Alex Rodriguez as a college qb. He was said to have a cannon arm. Instead he opted for baseball. The steroid controversy notwithstanding, he clearly made the right choice.
  13. Selective racial profiling. Black players with Hispanic or the more archaic term,Latino sounding names, are not considered to be black, but you can’t fool your lying eyes. I grew up idolizing the Italian-American stars of my youth…the DiMaggio brothers, Yogi, Phil Rizzuto and Roy Campanella. Of course with Campy that was before TV. Radio was and still is the best way to enjoy baseball, unless you actually go to a game.

    • Replies: @EriK
    I'm a fan of baseball on radio too. TV can be good provided the mute is on.
    , @Jefferson
    "Selective racial profiling. Black players with Hispanic or the more archaic term,Latino sounding names, are not considered to be black, but you can’t fool your lying eyes."

    Tim Lincecum is half Filipino, yet he still looks Whiter than most Hispanic MLB players.
  14. Leaving aside the obvious double standard that keeps white guys from writing about the NBA’s “unbearable blackness”, this guy is factually wrong. Sports Illustrated had a cover story about Vladimir Guerrero, which even explained how he ended up with a Russian name…

  15. MC says:

    “As I grew older and started feeling alienated from my white classmates, I gravitated toward athletes who, in some way, flouted the white, stoic traditions of American sports — Allen Iverson, Ken Griffey Jr., Rasheed Wallace, Pedro Martinez. I felt as if this was a moral choice.”

    Wow, I mean, he’s pretty special if he was a fan of Ken Griffey Jr. and Pedro Martinez, probably the most popular slugger and pitcher, respectively, of the last three decades.

    I’ll grant that Iverson and Wallace are minority tastes, pun intended.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    His boyhood fanaticism towards sports stars was a moral choice?? Beyond navel-gazing, does that make any sense, aside from WTF...
  16. Seoul man seems to have missed that as the number of black players has declined the number of players with (as the black kids say) chinky eyes has increased impressively.

  17. One more thing. Kudos to Coach Aurelemo and the U Conn women’s basketball team after winning their historic fourth national championship in a row. I watched the Lady Huskies play at least six times this year. They are the true definition of a team, unselfish and driven to succeed for each other.

    • Replies: @Jonah
    And playing against absolutely no decent competition at all. Zzzzzz
  18. MC says:
    @Jefferson
    Thank God Red Sox player David Big Papi Ortiz retires from the MLB at the end of this season. There will be one less White man in the MLB. I couldn't stand Big Papi's unbearable Whiteness. David Ortiz is so White he makes Carrot Top look like Wesley Snipes.

    Yeah, but…

    “Rather than embrace and promote its Spanish-speaking stars, baseball’s media have mostly ignored them.”

    That’s why you’ve never heard of Big Papi, because the media doesn’t promote Spanish-speaking stars.

    Seriously, if Kang were trying to figure out why Papi is a media darling, and Vlad Guerrero is anonymous to non-baseball fans, he could probably just look at the fact that Vlad played in Montreal, then for the Angels, while Papi played for the Red Sox.

    East coast bias is a much bigger deal than racial bias when it comes to media coverage.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Vladimir Guerrero got his big payday in 2004 from the SoCal Angels owner Arte Moreno, the billboard king who is a genuine self-made Mexican American billionaire (the only one, last I checked). Moreno pays a lot for Spanish-speaking superstars like Albert Pujols -- part of his strategy is to win away the Los Angeles Dodgers Mexican-American fanbase.

    One problem with Moreno's strategy, however, is that the best Spanish-speaking ballplayers tend to be part-black Caribbeans like Guerrero and Pujols rather than mestizo Mexicans. The Dodgers cemented their hold on Mexican-Americans back in the 1980s with Fernando Valenzuela, a tubby but heroic highly Indio Mexican pitcher. They also got a few years out of East L.A. product Nomar Garciaparra, and now they have a solid first baseman in Adrian Gonzalez, a Mexican-American born in California. So the Dodgers still have done better at representing Mexican-Americans so far.

  19. Suppose I migrated to Asia or Africa and complained about the unbearable dominant human color in either place because it ia what it is – though changing for sure – in the U.S. and Europe – but not fast enough? The New York Times and mainstream media generally are owned and operated by whom and with what agendas? Is “white” in the way of those recently come to considerable power in the West? In the way of what? These are questions that should be asked openly and answered truthfully. Why aren’t they? Bad for business? Whose business? What if I migrated to “Israel” – or would I not be allowed? Why not? I pay taxes to help support that country. These are valid questions, are they not?

  20. @Buffalo Joe
    Selective racial profiling. Black players with Hispanic or the more archaic term,Latino sounding names, are not considered to be black, but you can't fool your lying eyes. I grew up idolizing the Italian-American stars of my youth...the DiMaggio brothers, Yogi, Phil Rizzuto and Roy Campanella. Of course with Campy that was before TV. Radio was and still is the best way to enjoy baseball, unless you actually go to a game.

    I’m a fan of baseball on radio too. TV can be good provided the mute is on.

    • Replies: @Kevin O'Keeffe
    "I’m a fan of baseball on radio too. TV can be good provided the mute is on."

    My dad always used to watch the games on TV with the volume muted, and the radio turned on. He told some woman he worked with that he did that, and she was scandalized. She felt he was somehow "stealing" from the TV network! Women....
    , @Forbes
    All sports on TV in my home is watched with the sound muted. There is next to nothing to be learned from TV talking heads, aside from occasional trivia, as their chief activity is to tell you what you just watched with your own eyes.

    I used to do the radio on/TV muted trick, until the cable TV signal delay was so large that the radio was reporting the action well before it occurred. You can listen to one or watch the other, but not both.
  21. MC says:
    @Barnard
    I quit following baseball closely after the 1994 strike and have never really gotten back into it. I'm surprised more people haven't made your point about the financial incentives for good all around athletes to go into baseball instead of other sports. Joe Mauer was going to play fullback at Florida St. if Bud Selig's plan to contract the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos had been approved by MLB owners. Mauer has probably made 10-15 times more money in baseball than he would have in the NFL.

    “Mauer has probably made 10-15 times more money in baseball than he would have in the NFL.”

    There are so many factors that make this true:

    1. Baseball careers last longer, due both to injuries and the fact that skill is more important than pure athleticism.

    2. Baseball has 10 times as many games in a season, which means way more tickets and hours of live TV programming to sell.

    3. Baseball’s players’ union is stronger, because the players are not as desperate for an immediate payday and can wait out a strike, as compared to NBA and NFL players, for demographic reasons.

    4. In fact factors 1 and 2 compound into factor 3 because they know most of them can look forward to a few more years of paychecks.

    5. Baseball you can start making money right out of high school. NFL you have to be three years out.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    Another example of Jeff Samardzija who played football and baseball at Notre Dame. Because of his size and speed he would have been an average pro football player at best, probably out of the league in 5-7 years with at least that many concussions. He might have made $20-25 million in the NFL. Based on his pitching stats, he looks like an average starting pitcher and signed a 5 year/$90 million contract with the Giants before this season started. He has made over $32 million so far in his career. Unless you are clearly better suited for another sport, it should be a no brainer for good all around athletes coming out of high school to pursue baseball.
    , @DWB
    MC's analysis is very astute. He is missing one enormous factor, and that is the role of the minor leagues in professional baseball.

    Football (and to an extent, the NBA) have as "minor leagues" only the NCAA - unpaid "student" athletes. Essentially, the major/minor league relationship means that - rather than the top 1000 or so players controlling 100 per cent of the market, if one considers that for each big league team, there is at least one Rookie League, and A, AA, and AAA team. So at minimum, the number of players "controlled" under contracts is four to five thousand.

    In the NFL, if you are not on an NFL roster, you are not playing professional football. Maybe you got a degree and are selling insurance. Maybe you're working at a car wash. Who knows?

    The point is this - the talent at the top level is scarce; on any relatively Gaussian distribution, the difference between the best player and the 100th best is probably a lot more than the distance between the 100th best and the 1000th best.

    The difference in ability between a marginal player playing for LA or playing for Albuquerque (is the Dodgers' AAA team still there?) is small. A lot might even be based on luck and opportunity. The guy who is in AA or AAA knows that, if he's patient, and maybe if Scott van Slyke pulls a hamstring or goes into a slump and gets released, he will get his chance.

    In the event of a strike, he is NOT going to cross a picket line if there is a strike. So, with a MLBPA strike, you will be replacing the best 1000 or so players with the 5000 to 6000th best.

    That is going to be a big diminution in quality.

    OTOH, in football, if the NFLPA strikes, the guy who JUST failed to make the Detroit Lions (maybe, he's the 1001st best player?) is going to jump at the chance to stop bagging groceries, as he knows this is it for him.

    The lack of a 'minor' league gives the NFL owners enormous power over the players that frankly, the owners of the MLB franchises do not have.

    Why do you think it was so easy to field 'replacement' teams during the NFL strike, but during the baseball strikes of 1981 or 1994, the owners could not?

    If there is a football strike, the teams will field squads of replacements in a month or less. That will never happen in MLB.

    THAT is why the union is so strong, not because the players can "wait out a strike".
  22. The unbearable whiteness of a sport that accurately reflects the racial make-up of America:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlb-scores-an-a-for-racial-diversity/

    And the only one of the big four where people like Kang are represented in significant numbers:

    http://asianplayers.com/baseball/

    Koreans, or at least the ones I have met, usually aren’t this stupid.

    • Agree: Travis
    • Replies: @MC
    That CBS article mentions that MLB has the most minority managers.

    It should be pointed out that baseball is the major sport where the head coach has the least impact on outcomes. MLB teams can take a flier on a well-liked guy who is kind of a flake, like Ron Washington. But football coaches have to be Belichek/Saban types, because that's the only way you can win.
    , @peterike
    Koreans, or at least the ones I have met, usually aren’t this stupid.

    Asians are copiers. The overwhelming social dynamic in America in media and education (at all levels) is the SJW. Americanized Asians, hence, become SJWs. And since they have little religion, their religious impulses go towards Social Justice, which coincides PERFECTLY with their real religion, which is status climbing.

    Chinese, Indians, Koreans -- they are all insufferable when they get the SJW bug.
    , @AndrewR
    People like Kang? Almost all of the players on that list are Japanese, whom, for obvious reasons, Koreans have good reason to not identify with, except insofar as they are lumped together by some Americans.
  23. Title IX and the fact most male scholarships go to football and basketball (overwhelmingly black) might explain the dearth of black baseball scholarships.

  24. MC says:
    @jon
    The unbearable whiteness of a sport that accurately reflects the racial make-up of America:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlb-scores-an-a-for-racial-diversity/

    And the only one of the big four where people like Kang are represented in significant numbers:

    http://asianplayers.com/baseball/

    Koreans, or at least the ones I have met, usually aren't this stupid.

    That CBS article mentions that MLB has the most minority managers.

    It should be pointed out that baseball is the major sport where the head coach has the least impact on outcomes. MLB teams can take a flier on a well-liked guy who is kind of a flake, like Ron Washington. But football coaches have to be Belichek/Saban types, because that’s the only way you can win.

    • Replies: @fish

    It should be pointed out that baseball is the major sport where the head coach has the least impact on outcomes.
     



    Basketball.......Steve Kerr has neck surgery and misses the first twenty games while Luke Walton keeps his chair warm and warriors have the hottest start in NBA history. Pitching changes, double switch (NL), etc. require active involvement from the manager.
  25. @Buffalo Joe
    Selective racial profiling. Black players with Hispanic or the more archaic term,Latino sounding names, are not considered to be black, but you can't fool your lying eyes. I grew up idolizing the Italian-American stars of my youth...the DiMaggio brothers, Yogi, Phil Rizzuto and Roy Campanella. Of course with Campy that was before TV. Radio was and still is the best way to enjoy baseball, unless you actually go to a game.

    “Selective racial profiling. Black players with Hispanic or the more archaic term,Latino sounding names, are not considered to be black, but you can’t fool your lying eyes.”

    Tim Lincecum is half Filipino, yet he still looks Whiter than most Hispanic MLB players.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Jeff, Derek Jeter has an interesting looking face, good looking but not great looking. His mother is Italian and his father is black, but I think he looks white.
  26. Don’t forget baseball is a six month grind, three months on the road, road trips to a lot of places you’d never take a vacation too. Football, a road trip begins on Friday and is over Sunday night, 8 times per year.

    Football also requires considerably less skill. In baseball, if there’s one skill you are missing, it will be ruthlessly exploited until you either get it, or are driven from the game.

    Football is an easier path to big money…

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Minor league baseball is a drag with endless bus rides from small town to small town. College baseball is fun (see the new Richard Linklater movie about his college baseball days "Everybody Wants Some!!") My alma mater Rice U. has ramped up its investment in baseball over the decades because it fits better than football or basketball.

    I think Linklater played for Sam Houston State around 1980, about 100 miles north of Rice.

    , @Peter Akuleyev

    Football, a road trip begins on Friday and is over Sunday night, 8 times per year.
     
    No, most of an NFL player's life these days involves preparation. That is a real grind. I think a road trip is probably more fun than spending all day Monday through Friday running drills and watching game film.
  27. @MC
    Yeah, but...

    "Rather than embrace and promote its Spanish-speaking stars, baseball’s media have mostly ignored them."

    That's why you've never heard of Big Papi, because the media doesn't promote Spanish-speaking stars.

    Seriously, if Kang were trying to figure out why Papi is a media darling, and Vlad Guerrero is anonymous to non-baseball fans, he could probably just look at the fact that Vlad played in Montreal, then for the Angels, while Papi played for the Red Sox.

    East coast bias is a much bigger deal than racial bias when it comes to media coverage.

    Vladimir Guerrero got his big payday in 2004 from the SoCal Angels owner Arte Moreno, the billboard king who is a genuine self-made Mexican American billionaire (the only one, last I checked). Moreno pays a lot for Spanish-speaking superstars like Albert Pujols — part of his strategy is to win away the Los Angeles Dodgers Mexican-American fanbase.

    One problem with Moreno’s strategy, however, is that the best Spanish-speaking ballplayers tend to be part-black Caribbeans like Guerrero and Pujols rather than mestizo Mexicans. The Dodgers cemented their hold on Mexican-Americans back in the 1980s with Fernando Valenzuela, a tubby but heroic highly Indio Mexican pitcher. They also got a few years out of East L.A. product Nomar Garciaparra, and now they have a solid first baseman in Adrian Gonzalez, a Mexican-American born in California. So the Dodgers still have done better at representing Mexican-Americans so far.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    As an Orange County resident and Angels fan, I can attest that Vlad was popular here even if I never did hear him speak English. A useful lesson I learned was to watch players like Vlad and Ichiro when they reached first base. Neither spoke English to the press but there must have been an awful lot of trilingual first baseman and first base coaches in the AL west over the years judging by all the banter that one saw between Vlad or Ichiro and whoever greeted them at first when they were on base.
  28. @MC
    "Mauer has probably made 10-15 times more money in baseball than he would have in the NFL."

    There are so many factors that make this true:

    1. Baseball careers last longer, due both to injuries and the fact that skill is more important than pure athleticism.

    2. Baseball has 10 times as many games in a season, which means way more tickets and hours of live TV programming to sell.

    3. Baseball's players' union is stronger, because the players are not as desperate for an immediate payday and can wait out a strike, as compared to NBA and NFL players, for demographic reasons.

    4. In fact factors 1 and 2 compound into factor 3 because they know most of them can look forward to a few more years of paychecks.

    5. Baseball you can start making money right out of high school. NFL you have to be three years out.

    Another example of Jeff Samardzija who played football and baseball at Notre Dame. Because of his size and speed he would have been an average pro football player at best, probably out of the league in 5-7 years with at least that many concussions. He might have made $20-25 million in the NFL. Based on his pitching stats, he looks like an average starting pitcher and signed a 5 year/$90 million contract with the Giants before this season started. He has made over $32 million so far in his career. Unless you are clearly better suited for another sport, it should be a no brainer for good all around athletes coming out of high school to pursue baseball.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent. For example Toby Gerhart, the runner up for the Heisman in 2009, was a decent college baseball player at Stanford, but his college batting statistics suggested he just wouldn't get his bat on the ball at the major league level often enough to make use of his strength and speed. So he went to the NFL and backed up Adrian Peterson at running back.
  29. I wonder what this egghead has to say about Ted Williams, an “unbearable” white guy who almost died fighting against the hated North Koreans…

    • Replies: @Truth
    Williams was Mexican.
  30. @Barnard
    Another example of Jeff Samardzija who played football and baseball at Notre Dame. Because of his size and speed he would have been an average pro football player at best, probably out of the league in 5-7 years with at least that many concussions. He might have made $20-25 million in the NFL. Based on his pitching stats, he looks like an average starting pitcher and signed a 5 year/$90 million contract with the Giants before this season started. He has made over $32 million so far in his career. Unless you are clearly better suited for another sport, it should be a no brainer for good all around athletes coming out of high school to pursue baseball.

    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent. For example Toby Gerhart, the runner up for the Heisman in 2009, was a decent college baseball player at Stanford, but his college batting statistics suggested he just wouldn’t get his bat on the ball at the major league level often enough to make use of his strength and speed. So he went to the NFL and backed up Adrian Peterson at running back.

    • Replies: @syonredux

    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent.
     
    One of my uncles played both baseball and football in High School. I once asked him which one was more difficult, and he said baseball. Batting, he said, took a lot of technique.
    , @Connecticut Famer
    Amen to that first sentence. As a baseball player on the major league level, Michael Jordan was a total bust. Ted Williams once said that the single most difficult act in sports is to make solid contact with a round bat on a round ball being thrown with "movement" at between 90 and 100 mph. Notwithstanding that he may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived, even Williams was successful only 34% of the time. In terms of skill sets, basketball, football and hockey simply pale in comparison.
    , @Barnard
    Good point. Several NFL QBs like Russell Wilson and Brandon Weeden tried to play baseball and couldn't get out of the minor leagues.
    , @Ivy
    Canadian link to follow Vlad Guerrero: Danny Ainge was at one time a two-sport guy, but couldn't manage to achieve an acceptable MLB batting average. One story indicated that he was encouraged to leave the Toronto Blue Jays by an unusual message. It seems that there may have been a basketball thrown from the stands toward him in the outfield to suggest full-time relocation to the NBA. O, Canada.
  31. Alternatively, baseball has consolidated itself as the team sport of middle class suburbanites

    Yeah, but how many more middle class suburbanites are we making? Or has baseball done well lately because the generation it’s been very good at monetizing, boomers, are now at peak affluence?

    Anyway, the race issue is silly and, as usual, clouds a lot of people’s minds. I would worry more about: how many millions are kids are growing up in L.A. and not watching the Dodgers every night and why?

    • Replies: @Hodag
    We are making plenty of white suburbanites from my seat. Suburbanites are more fecund and with traveling teams more skill is being taught. Also, I live in a low growth area but there are more tony suburbs than ever.

    The suburban lesbian experience revolves around teaching softball to rich white daughters and doting upon Asian adopted girls.
  32. One thing he overlooks is virtually all umpires are white.

    Umpires can play with the outcome of a game, like the 2011 world series when they refused to strike out Cardinals players until they scored a hit.

  33. OT:

    Ta-Nehisi Coates made the front page of the Boston Globe today…for guest writing a comic book.

    No seriously: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2016/04/05/nehisi-coates-takes-black-panther-superhero/LYIxmkUVEY9jYyur75WhPK/story.html

    Let me just say that Coates isn’t doing anything new; many “nerdy” celebrities have guest-written a comic book for a while. Kevin Smith was a big one who did a Batman and a Green Arrow, but others have as well. It’s a gimmick marketing ploy and produces the typical subpar fair you’d expect when a celebrity in one field is given creative control in another field simply for the celebrity name value.

    Normally, such a gimmick is given little publicity, since it’s largely cheap attention-whoring, like having hot chicks work your booth at a comic convention. But Coates gets front page of the Boston Globe, a paper he doesn’t write for, and an alleged “serious” paper than just had an Oscar-winning movie made about its “work” (Spotlight).

    Man, to be black and whiny and to know the right people….

    Too bad that still won’t make him any less of a disappointment and embarrassment to his father.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Maybe Obama will adopt him, despite the relatively small age gap. Obama has clearly been in the market for a younger black man with no real accomplishments besides hating white people.
    , @Brutusale
    Speaking of unbearable whiteness and in keeping with the subject at hand, who owns the Globe?
    , @Truth



    Man, to be black and whiny and to know the right people….
     
    Yeah, to be white and know the right people sux.
  34. The book revolves around a disgruntled MFA graduate named Philip Kim

    In other words, it’s all about him, him, him. For all his alleged “alienation” from his white classmates, he has aped the whole Bowdoin/Columbia SWPL/SJW routine well.

  35. @Farenheit
    Don't forget baseball is a six month grind, three months on the road, road trips to a lot of places you'd never take a vacation too. Football, a road trip begins on Friday and is over Sunday night, 8 times per year.

    Football also requires considerably less skill. In baseball, if there's one skill you are missing, it will be ruthlessly exploited until you either get it, or are driven from the game.

    Football is an easier path to big money...

    Minor league baseball is a drag with endless bus rides from small town to small town. College baseball is fun (see the new Richard Linklater movie about his college baseball days “Everybody Wants Some!!”) My alma mater Rice U. has ramped up its investment in baseball over the decades because it fits better than football or basketball.

    I think Linklater played for Sam Houston State around 1980, about 100 miles north of Rice.

    • Replies: @Marty T
    College baseball seems much more fun. The quality of women is also much higher. SEC sorority girls vs. Townie barfly from Peoria.
  36. @Taco

    Vladimir Guerrero, the Clemente of the aughts, who hit and threw with a balletic violence, seemed to go through his entire career without a single memorable interview or profile.
     
    Vlad Guerrero never bothered to learn English. And he chose to spend most of his career playing in Montreal so he wouldn't have to deal with the English-speaking American sports press.

    "Guerrero is insecure, too, about never having learned English. But now he's too comfortable to change that, despite prodding from Expos management, because he likes his simple life the way it is -- tranquil, to use his word. Speaking only Spanish in a city of French and English provides a shield for his shyness, the language barrier becoming just that, a barrier between him and an excess of attention. Fame? "Not interested," he says through a smile. "Brings problems." Guerrero remains unknown, personally if not professionally, at least partially because that's the way he wants it and ..."

    http://espn.go.com/magazine/vol5no14guerrero.html

    “Vlad Guerrero never bothered to learn English.”

    He would fit right in Miami or Los Angeles.

  37. As I grew older and started feeling alienated from my white classmates,

    Further proof of Steve’s suggestion that High School resentments explain pretty much everything….

    I gravitated toward athletes who, in some way, flouted the white, stoic traditions of American sports — Allen Iverson, Ken Griffey Jr., Rasheed Wallace, Pedro Martinez. I felt as if this was a moral choice.

    So, basically, he figured out that no one much cares about an Asian man writing about his inner turmoil over his “Asianness,” unless he masks it with a lot of faux concern about Blacks….

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Syonreux, Stoic white men must be a bad thing. I would like to place Kim in a time machine so he could meet the irascible Ty Cobb. Bet they would hit it off right away, with Ty doing most of the hitting.
  38. @Barnard
    I quit following baseball closely after the 1994 strike and have never really gotten back into it. I'm surprised more people haven't made your point about the financial incentives for good all around athletes to go into baseball instead of other sports. Joe Mauer was going to play fullback at Florida St. if Bud Selig's plan to contract the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos had been approved by MLB owners. Mauer has probably made 10-15 times more money in baseball than he would have in the NFL.

    While in high school college football recruiters were salivating over the prospect of Alex Rodriguez as a college qb. He was said to have a cannon arm. Instead he opted for baseball. The steroid controversy notwithstanding, he clearly made the right choice.

  39. @OsRazor
    What a terrific reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans! Their voting patterns certainly suggested as much, but it's becoming pretty clear that asians hate Whites even more than NAMs, but given their higher IQs (relative to NAMs) are much more classy about it. And of course they have swank degrees from cool schools to camouflage everything. This Chang guy's fantasy world involves butchering Whites on a mass scale. Fantastic. He's little different from the Korean guy with that Gagnam Style song a couple of years back who couldn't say enough bad things about the US. The buggers jsut hate us Whites a lot. Could it be that too many American servicemen took too many liberties with these guys' mothers and grandmothers on the Peninsula in the last 65 years. The Jews have their ancient grudges involving "exclusive" golf courses. At least the Koreans' seems a little more understandable.

    So much for Derbyshire's alliance of the "Ice People".

    That's why Steve's coalition of the fringes argument isn't very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks "dating" their daughters.

    Or, perhaps the market incentives in the American media merely encourage ambitious Asian-American verbalists like Seoul Brother #1 to dwell publicly on how much they hate whites as a way to justify rule by the Coalition of the Fringes?

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    Take out the Asian thing for a moment. He went to Bowdoin and then MFA from Columbia. How high is the chance that he is an assimilationist (citizenist, in your phrasing) conservative? He could be a white male with those credentials, and the chance of him being a self-loathing (in rhetoric, in anyway) SJW is pretty high.

    Of course, posting something like this is a dog whistle move of sorts - it riles up the white nationalists: "See, yellows hate whites too!"

    In reality, residential and marriage patterns show that, far from hating whites, most Asians are quite comfortable living next to, and marrying, whites.

    I will concede this one point - the likes of Kang are certainly an indication that the universities are engines of indoctrinating the relatively ideologically naïve Asians into ersatz white SJWs... because I am pretty certain that the parents of the same are not.
    , @European-American
    > reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans

    I suspect it's a lot about rebelling against his own strict culture.

    > "By instinct, honed reflex and general contrarianism,
    > I root for all “flashy” “showboats” who are “disgraces to the game.”"

    it's about the most un-Asian think you can do. And therefore, he thinks it might be cool and edgy.

    it was cool for anglo white boys growing up in the fifties and sixties to rebel against their culture by aping the seductive and wildly different African-American culture.

    East Asians are a little late to the party, but should be welcomed to whatever barely edible scraps are left on the table.

    Unbearable whiteness is here to stay, and will be mocked even when there are no whites at all.

    Similarly, we can never get enough of mocking and fighting feudalism, nobility, and royalty, when they have all but disappeared from the world.
    , @OsRazor
    Oh, I'm sure everything you say about incentives is true, but that's just icing on the cake. "Gee, I can profit by letting everyone know how much I hate Whitey!" What used to be visceral but hidden (and therefore harmless) is now visceral and proudly proclaimed. The point is the visceral part. The guy wrote a book "about Korean American male anger" to "reflect on how the Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, was also Korean" for heaven's sake. I don't see how media incentives had much to do with that. That's guy who's getting off on the butchering of a lot of Whites.

    What keeps and feeds the "fringes" in the coalition is their own delusions about their shortcomings and their worldviews. At the center of those delusions is an extreme (it's visceral) hatred of Whites.

    Additionally, it's almost certain that each "fringe" thinks that (i) it's first among equals in the coalition (blacks, of course), or (ii) it's much smarter than the other fringes and can control or easily defend against whatever hostilities those other fringes might exhibit towards them (Jews and asians). So far this seems to be working just fine. The smarter fringes go out of their way to feed the delusions of the dumber fringes and that satisfies the dumber fringes and enables the smarter fringes to use the huge numbers of the dumber fringes to humiliate and intimidate what you call "normal" America. Why can't that go on for another Century?

  40. @Steve Sailer
    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent. For example Toby Gerhart, the runner up for the Heisman in 2009, was a decent college baseball player at Stanford, but his college batting statistics suggested he just wouldn't get his bat on the ball at the major league level often enough to make use of his strength and speed. So he went to the NFL and backed up Adrian Peterson at running back.

    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent.

    One of my uncles played both baseball and football in High School. I once asked him which one was more difficult, and he said baseball. Batting, he said, took a lot of technique.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    Baseball is the hardest sport. Takes the most guts too.
  41. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer
    Vladimir Guerrero got his big payday in 2004 from the SoCal Angels owner Arte Moreno, the billboard king who is a genuine self-made Mexican American billionaire (the only one, last I checked). Moreno pays a lot for Spanish-speaking superstars like Albert Pujols -- part of his strategy is to win away the Los Angeles Dodgers Mexican-American fanbase.

    One problem with Moreno's strategy, however, is that the best Spanish-speaking ballplayers tend to be part-black Caribbeans like Guerrero and Pujols rather than mestizo Mexicans. The Dodgers cemented their hold on Mexican-Americans back in the 1980s with Fernando Valenzuela, a tubby but heroic highly Indio Mexican pitcher. They also got a few years out of East L.A. product Nomar Garciaparra, and now they have a solid first baseman in Adrian Gonzalez, a Mexican-American born in California. So the Dodgers still have done better at representing Mexican-Americans so far.

    As an Orange County resident and Angels fan, I can attest that Vlad was popular here even if I never did hear him speak English. A useful lesson I learned was to watch players like Vlad and Ichiro when they reached first base. Neither spoke English to the press but there must have been an awful lot of trilingual first baseman and first base coaches in the AL west over the years judging by all the banter that one saw between Vlad or Ichiro and whoever greeted them at first when they were on base.

  42. @Hepp
    Baseball is losing out to the blacker sports of basketball and football. So, therefore...racism?

    Precisely Hepp. It is racism. It is…’problematic’ We here at the ABE Collective DEMAND immediate rectification! And more LGBDTQ – whatever players too. Don’t dare forget them!

  43. I’m surprised more people haven’t made your point about the financial incentives for good all around athletes to go into baseball instead of other sports.

    It goes beyond yearly pay, too. Baseball isn’t nearly as punishing on the body as football, so baseball players tend to play longer. I remember thinking at the time Bo Jackson was crazy for playing both football and baseball instead of just the latter, and sure enough, after just four years he was seriously injured playing football. He did manage to play baseball for a few more years, but I’ll bet even with all the extra look-he-plays-both-sports endorsement money whether he would have been better off financially (not to mention physically) just playing baseball.

    • Replies: @EriK
    Frank Thomas made the right choice.
  44. @Steve Sailer
    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent. For example Toby Gerhart, the runner up for the Heisman in 2009, was a decent college baseball player at Stanford, but his college batting statistics suggested he just wouldn't get his bat on the ball at the major league level often enough to make use of his strength and speed. So he went to the NFL and backed up Adrian Peterson at running back.

    Amen to that first sentence. As a baseball player on the major league level, Michael Jordan was a total bust. Ted Williams once said that the single most difficult act in sports is to make solid contact with a round bat on a round ball being thrown with “movement” at between 90 and 100 mph. Notwithstanding that he may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived, even Williams was successful only 34% of the time. In terms of skill sets, basketball, football and hockey simply pale in comparison.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Mr Farmer, Last time I am going to say this. Baseball players make contact with the ball all the time....they actually hit the damn thing, so not so hard for them! Problem is the ball is caught or put in play for an out....so no HIT. Look at a box score, batter up 4 times, no hits, but no strikes, so he hit the ball 4 times, but was put out.
  45. The Unbearable Lightness of Being was published in 1984.

    By 1996, we had “The Unbearable Whiteness of Skiing.”

    http://www.jstor.org/stable/3640297?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

  46. @MC
    That CBS article mentions that MLB has the most minority managers.

    It should be pointed out that baseball is the major sport where the head coach has the least impact on outcomes. MLB teams can take a flier on a well-liked guy who is kind of a flake, like Ron Washington. But football coaches have to be Belichek/Saban types, because that's the only way you can win.

    It should be pointed out that baseball is the major sport where the head coach has the least impact on outcomes.

    Basketball…….Steve Kerr has neck surgery and misses the first twenty games while Luke Walton keeps his chair warm and warriors have the hottest start in NBA history. Pitching changes, double switch (NL), etc. require active involvement from the manager.

    • Replies: @MC
    Basketball is a close second, but basketball players still have to coordinate their actions during the game in a way that baseball players don't. Baseball really is a mostly individual sport masquerading as a team sport. That's why the baseball All-Star Game is, apart from all of the substitutions, played basically the same way as a regular game, while the NBA All-Star Game bears almost no resemblance to normal basketball, and the NFL Pro Bowl even less so.

    The season prior to Kerr's arrival with the Warriors, they had basically the same personnel and won 62% of their games. Since he was hired, they've won 85% of the time and will probably have two championships in two years. It shouldn't be counted against Kerr that the system he put in place works so well that his assistant could run it to perfection during his absence. Plus there's no way to know whether Luke Walton might be a great coach in his own right.
    , @Danindc
    In fairness, Kerr put the system in place and Walton paid close attention. Kerr is a genius.
  47. The talk about baseball ratings skewing white male is not a bad thing for baseball economics.

    Blacks and hispanics have less money, watch more TV, and watch even more commercials by being less likely to have commercial avoiding techs and premium channels. Those factors combined make the attention of a white male to an advertiser about 5 times more valuable than a black or hispanic male.

    On the topic of pro sports, both the owners and most of the players are awful people and I hope you all will boycott them completely. I won’t even go to Padres games for “free” when someone with good tickets invites me. (In reality, I pay for every single game with all the stadium subsidies they sucked out of my tax dollars.)

  48. @Taco

    Vladimir Guerrero, the Clemente of the aughts, who hit and threw with a balletic violence, seemed to go through his entire career without a single memorable interview or profile.
     
    Vlad Guerrero never bothered to learn English. And he chose to spend most of his career playing in Montreal so he wouldn't have to deal with the English-speaking American sports press.

    "Guerrero is insecure, too, about never having learned English. But now he's too comfortable to change that, despite prodding from Expos management, because he likes his simple life the way it is -- tranquil, to use his word. Speaking only Spanish in a city of French and English provides a shield for his shyness, the language barrier becoming just that, a barrier between him and an excess of attention. Fame? "Not interested," he says through a smile. "Brings problems." Guerrero remains unknown, personally if not professionally, at least partially because that's the way he wants it and ..."

    http://espn.go.com/magazine/vol5no14guerrero.html

    The fact that the NYT even published this article shows its low quality (in absolute terms… I know it’s still high-quality relative to the abysmal quality of most publications). In my ideal world, the editor would have called Kang up and said “You know Guerrero has chosen to never learn English, right? Do you really think anyone but Guerrero is to blame for his lack of fame in the US? If you send me another garbage pieve like this then you will never see one word of yours published in the NYT. You understand me, son?”

    • Agree: Danindc
  49. @OsRazor
    What a terrific reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans! Their voting patterns certainly suggested as much, but it's becoming pretty clear that asians hate Whites even more than NAMs, but given their higher IQs (relative to NAMs) are much more classy about it. And of course they have swank degrees from cool schools to camouflage everything. This Chang guy's fantasy world involves butchering Whites on a mass scale. Fantastic. He's little different from the Korean guy with that Gagnam Style song a couple of years back who couldn't say enough bad things about the US. The buggers jsut hate us Whites a lot. Could it be that too many American servicemen took too many liberties with these guys' mothers and grandmothers on the Peninsula in the last 65 years. The Jews have their ancient grudges involving "exclusive" golf courses. At least the Koreans' seems a little more understandable.

    So much for Derbyshire's alliance of the "Ice People".

    That's why Steve's coalition of the fringes argument isn't very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks "dating" their daughters.

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a newspaper column or op-ed piece by a Korean-American journalist that wasn’t all about castigating whitey for his “racism” and trying to suck up to blacks. Korean-American journalists must win the prize for having the most boringly limited repertoire of any writers. Even black journalists exhibit more variety in their subject matter.

    • Replies: @yaqub the mad scientist
    Here's what rapper Ice Cube thinks about Koreans. Catch that line about burning down their stores.
  50. @Steve Sailer
    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent. For example Toby Gerhart, the runner up for the Heisman in 2009, was a decent college baseball player at Stanford, but his college batting statistics suggested he just wouldn't get his bat on the ball at the major league level often enough to make use of his strength and speed. So he went to the NFL and backed up Adrian Peterson at running back.

    Good point. Several NFL QBs like Russell Wilson and Brandon Weeden tried to play baseball and couldn’t get out of the minor leagues.

    • Replies: @EriK
    Plus that guy who started in front of Tom Brady at Michigan. Drew Jensen.
    , @E. Rekshun
    And QBs Josh Booty and Chris Weinke. QB Jameis Winston and WR Riley Cooper were very good college baseball players and real MLB prospects before deciding on football full-time.
  51. Google “Koreans” and “Italians of Asia”

  52. MC says:
    @fish

    It should be pointed out that baseball is the major sport where the head coach has the least impact on outcomes.
     



    Basketball.......Steve Kerr has neck surgery and misses the first twenty games while Luke Walton keeps his chair warm and warriors have the hottest start in NBA history. Pitching changes, double switch (NL), etc. require active involvement from the manager.

    Basketball is a close second, but basketball players still have to coordinate their actions during the game in a way that baseball players don’t. Baseball really is a mostly individual sport masquerading as a team sport. That’s why the baseball All-Star Game is, apart from all of the substitutions, played basically the same way as a regular game, while the NBA All-Star Game bears almost no resemblance to normal basketball, and the NFL Pro Bowl even less so.

    The season prior to Kerr’s arrival with the Warriors, they had basically the same personnel and won 62% of their games. Since he was hired, they’ve won 85% of the time and will probably have two championships in two years. It shouldn’t be counted against Kerr that the system he put in place works so well that his assistant could run it to perfection during his absence. Plus there’s no way to know whether Luke Walton might be a great coach in his own right.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    The Walton family does know a little about basketball.
  53. @MC
    Basketball is a close second, but basketball players still have to coordinate their actions during the game in a way that baseball players don't. Baseball really is a mostly individual sport masquerading as a team sport. That's why the baseball All-Star Game is, apart from all of the substitutions, played basically the same way as a regular game, while the NBA All-Star Game bears almost no resemblance to normal basketball, and the NFL Pro Bowl even less so.

    The season prior to Kerr's arrival with the Warriors, they had basically the same personnel and won 62% of their games. Since he was hired, they've won 85% of the time and will probably have two championships in two years. It shouldn't be counted against Kerr that the system he put in place works so well that his assistant could run it to perfection during his absence. Plus there's no way to know whether Luke Walton might be a great coach in his own right.

    The Walton family does know a little about basketball.

  54. @vinny

    Alternatively, baseball has consolidated itself as the team sport of middle class suburbanites
     
    Yeah, but how many more middle class suburbanites are we making? Or has baseball done well lately because the generation it's been very good at monetizing, boomers, are now at peak affluence?

    Anyway, the race issue is silly and, as usual, clouds a lot of people's minds. I would worry more about: how many millions are kids are growing up in L.A. and not watching the Dodgers every night and why?

    We are making plenty of white suburbanites from my seat. Suburbanites are more fecund and with traveling teams more skill is being taught. Also, I live in a low growth area but there are more tony suburbs than ever.

    The suburban lesbian experience revolves around teaching softball to rich white daughters and doting upon Asian adopted girls.

  55. @OsRazor
    What a terrific reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans! Their voting patterns certainly suggested as much, but it's becoming pretty clear that asians hate Whites even more than NAMs, but given their higher IQs (relative to NAMs) are much more classy about it. And of course they have swank degrees from cool schools to camouflage everything. This Chang guy's fantasy world involves butchering Whites on a mass scale. Fantastic. He's little different from the Korean guy with that Gagnam Style song a couple of years back who couldn't say enough bad things about the US. The buggers jsut hate us Whites a lot. Could it be that too many American servicemen took too many liberties with these guys' mothers and grandmothers on the Peninsula in the last 65 years. The Jews have their ancient grudges involving "exclusive" golf courses. At least the Koreans' seems a little more understandable.

    So much for Derbyshire's alliance of the "Ice People".

    That's why Steve's coalition of the fringes argument isn't very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks "dating" their daughters.

    “That’s why Steve’s coalition of the fringes argument isn’t very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks “dating” their daughters.”

    That is why I no longer feel sorry for Asians who become victims of violent Sub Saharan behavior.

    A couple of days ago in San Francisco, a Chinese man named Paul Tam was stabbed to death by a crackhead Negro couple who were robbing him at gunpoint.

    The old me would have felt remorse. The new me could care less.

  56. Founded Ritalin magazine? Uh, OK. Lives in New York and Los Angeles? Is he on anti-schizophrenic meds by any chance?

  57. @Francis G.
    I don't think I've ever read a newspaper column or op-ed piece by a Korean-American journalist that wasn't all about castigating whitey for his "racism" and trying to suck up to blacks. Korean-American journalists must win the prize for having the most boringly limited repertoire of any writers. Even black journalists exhibit more variety in their subject matter.

    Here’s what rapper Ice Cube thinks about Koreans. Catch that line about burning down their stores.

  58. This Kang fellow seems like a most unhappy person being “alienated” and all from whites. Maybe he should leave the USA, which he invited himself too, and just return to Korea where he will be at home.

  59. @AndrewR
    We wuz Kangz....

    ……..and sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet

  60. @Steve Sailer
    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent. For example Toby Gerhart, the runner up for the Heisman in 2009, was a decent college baseball player at Stanford, but his college batting statistics suggested he just wouldn't get his bat on the ball at the major league level often enough to make use of his strength and speed. So he went to the NFL and backed up Adrian Peterson at running back.

    Canadian link to follow Vlad Guerrero: Danny Ainge was at one time a two-sport guy, but couldn’t manage to achieve an acceptable MLB batting average. One story indicated that he was encouraged to leave the Toronto Blue Jays by an unusual message. It seems that there may have been a basketball thrown from the stands toward him in the outfield to suggest full-time relocation to the NBA. O, Canada.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    In the 70s I did business with a guy named Gene Conley who, like Ainge, played in both the NBA and MLB; he's the only pro athlete to play for championship pro teams in two sports. I asked him if he thought Ainge had the stick to have a career in the majors, and he said that Ainge would be the shooting guard in the NBA before he turned 25.
    , @Forbes
    Around the same time Danny Ainge was playing baseball during summer break at BYU in the Blue Jays' minor league system (I saw him play for their AAA-affiliate), John Elway was doing the same in the Yankees farm system, while playing football at Stanford.
  61. Turgid prose completely disconnected from reality? Check. Oh so serious attitude about an oh so serious subject? Check. I predict this young man will go far. But not far enough to suit me.

  62. The whites down in Orange County are so hesitant to acknowledge their Spanish-speaking players that Vlad Guerrero was signed on for a single day so that he could throw the ceremonial first pitch on his last day in baseball, say goodbye to his fans in Anaheim, and retire an Angel.

  63. @syonredux

    The problem with a baseball career is you have to have specific skills rather than just all around athletic talent.
     
    One of my uncles played both baseball and football in High School. I once asked him which one was more difficult, and he said baseball. Batting, he said, took a lot of technique.

    Baseball is the hardest sport. Takes the most guts too.

  64. @fish

    It should be pointed out that baseball is the major sport where the head coach has the least impact on outcomes.
     



    Basketball.......Steve Kerr has neck surgery and misses the first twenty games while Luke Walton keeps his chair warm and warriors have the hottest start in NBA history. Pitching changes, double switch (NL), etc. require active involvement from the manager.

    In fairness, Kerr put the system in place and Walton paid close attention. Kerr is a genius.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Coach Kerr comes from a family of WASP Arabists who helped found the premiere educational institution in the Middle East, the American University of Beirut. When I was at UCLA in the early 1980s, his father Malcolm Kerr had a nice job as UCLA's Vice-Chancellor. But then Dr. Kerr quit to go back to Beirut in the middle of the civil war to rebuild the American University. He was assassinated there by some terrorist in 1984.
  65. @Danindc
    In fairness, Kerr put the system in place and Walton paid close attention. Kerr is a genius.

    Coach Kerr comes from a family of WASP Arabists who helped found the premiere educational institution in the Middle East, the American University of Beirut. When I was at UCLA in the early 1980s, his father Malcolm Kerr had a nice job as UCLA’s Vice-Chancellor. But then Dr. Kerr quit to go back to Beirut in the middle of the civil war to rebuild the American University. He was assassinated there by some terrorist in 1984.

    • Replies: @Danindc
    Yep, I remember Kerr playing for the Univ of Arizona in the NCAA tourney not long after his dad was killed.

    Story may be apocryphal but against rival ASU, students chanted PLO at Kerr.
  66. @OsRazor
    What a terrific reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans! Their voting patterns certainly suggested as much, but it's becoming pretty clear that asians hate Whites even more than NAMs, but given their higher IQs (relative to NAMs) are much more classy about it. And of course they have swank degrees from cool schools to camouflage everything. This Chang guy's fantasy world involves butchering Whites on a mass scale. Fantastic. He's little different from the Korean guy with that Gagnam Style song a couple of years back who couldn't say enough bad things about the US. The buggers jsut hate us Whites a lot. Could it be that too many American servicemen took too many liberties with these guys' mothers and grandmothers on the Peninsula in the last 65 years. The Jews have their ancient grudges involving "exclusive" golf courses. At least the Koreans' seems a little more understandable.

    So much for Derbyshire's alliance of the "Ice People".

    That's why Steve's coalition of the fringes argument isn't very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks "dating" their daughters.

    Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks “dating” their daughters.

    Everyone is entitled to their own subjective take on reality, so perhaps that is your reality. While, I have no special insight into Asian or Asian-American parenting, my experience in this West Coast city is that there are a helluva lot of mixed Asian-White couples walking around, most often with Asian-American young women walking with White young men. So, if you had asked me for my opinion on this topic, I would have said it seemed to me that Asian-American parents were remarkable tolerant of mating outside of their ethnicity, particularly with Whites.

    OTOH, it is almost a dusty old cliche that Korean corner grocers in big cities really did not/do not like Black males. It’s anecdotal of course, but the Korean corner store on my block had a family member at the counter for years who would go off at the drop of a hat on customers, but especially Black customers.

    So go figure.

    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Hurry up and buy!!!

    https://youtu.be/BNLMLWfhlPo
    , @Discard
    Given that Oriental female/White male couples far outnumber the reverse, I'm not surprised that Oriental boys hate Whites. We're stealing their poon.
  67. iSteveFan says:

    It is sort of interesting that we are forever being told of the impending hispanic surge in America as they are ratcheting up their percentage of the population. They have now grown to 20 percent of the population and are possibly headed to 50%. The one game hispanics seem to participate in proportion to their numbers is baseball. Whether baseball embraces its hispanic stars or not, at least baseball has hispanic stars. Football and basketball have very, very few hispanic stars.

    If anything baseball is diverse and more accurately represents the US population. Football and especially basketball do not.

    BTW baseball does try to attract hispanics. Each year my local team has a special Viva Los Royals night that caters to our hispanic community. They also have a Los Royals website that is written in Spanish.

    Football and basketball might be more popular at the moment, but baseball seems to have the demographics behind it. If the US is going to become part of Latin America it would appear that baseball and soccer are going to be the big games.

    Maybe tomorrow the NYT can do a story about how football and basketball need to identify and nurture young hispanic talent so as to better diversify. But like you have pointed out before, the liberals only seem to be interested in uplifting blacks. Hispanics don’t really matter except for their potential at the ballot box. And as we’ve been told, they’ve been a great disappointment consistently punching below their weight.

  68. @Thursday
    I can tolerate novelists writing about being novelists or poets writing about poetry, but MFAs writing about being MFAs?

    Plus, Korean anger, lol.

    “Korean Anger” is definitely a thing. A hard to qualify collective angst known as “Han”. It seems to be unique to Korean culture, similar to how “running amok” used to be uniquely Malaysian thing.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan/05/world/la-fg-south-korea-han-20110105

  69. @Steve Sailer
    Coach Kerr comes from a family of WASP Arabists who helped found the premiere educational institution in the Middle East, the American University of Beirut. When I was at UCLA in the early 1980s, his father Malcolm Kerr had a nice job as UCLA's Vice-Chancellor. But then Dr. Kerr quit to go back to Beirut in the middle of the civil war to rebuild the American University. He was assassinated there by some terrorist in 1984.

    Yep, I remember Kerr playing for the Univ of Arizona in the NCAA tourney not long after his dad was killed.

    Story may be apocryphal but against rival ASU, students chanted PLO at Kerr.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    NOT apocryphal.

    http://articles.latimes.com/1988-03-01/sports/sp-257_1_arizona-state
  70. Off topic but Steve have you seen the new Samsung Galaxy phone commercials starting lil Wayne? Oh dear lord we are doomed.

    The latest has lil Wayne walking into a urban grocer pouring champagne out in his phone the entire 30 seconds of the commercial. Does Samsung really want to celebrate blacks trashing grocery stores? I kept waiting for the Korean son to come out with an AK47 and put a stop to the madness. Hasn’t Lil Wayne seen the Rodney King riots? Don’t push the Koreans too far…

    • Agree: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Off topic but Steve have you seen the new Samsung Galaxy phone commercials starting lil Wayne? Oh dear lord we are doomed.

    The latest has lil Wayne walking into a urban grocer pouring champagne out in his phone the entire 30 seconds of the commercial. Does Samsung really want to celebrate blacks trashing grocery stores? I kept waiting for the Korean son to come out with an AK47 and put a stop to the madness. Hasn’t Lil Wayne seen the Rodney King riots? Don’t push the Koreans too far…"

    I wonder if Lil Wayne still receives royalty checks for his breakout role in the 1984 box office hit Gremlins?

  71. @jon
    The unbearable whiteness of a sport that accurately reflects the racial make-up of America:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlb-scores-an-a-for-racial-diversity/

    And the only one of the big four where people like Kang are represented in significant numbers:

    http://asianplayers.com/baseball/

    Koreans, or at least the ones I have met, usually aren't this stupid.

    Koreans, or at least the ones I have met, usually aren’t this stupid.

    Asians are copiers. The overwhelming social dynamic in America in media and education (at all levels) is the SJW. Americanized Asians, hence, become SJWs. And since they have little religion, their religious impulses go towards Social Justice, which coincides PERFECTLY with their real religion, which is status climbing.

    Chinese, Indians, Koreans — they are all insufferable when they get the SJW bug.

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    And since they have little religion
     
    This shows your utter ignorance. A majority of Korean immigrants in the U.S. are Christians, and they are often fervent evangelicals. University campus Christian organizations are heavily East Asian, especially Korean.

    Chinese, Indians, Koreans
     
    The three groups have very different cultures (not to forget genes), and have very different social-civic assimilation rates, intermarriage patterns, and voting tendencies.
  72. The Fox News Channel showed footage of a John Kasich rally in Long Island, New York. There were a surprisingly high number of Asians at this particular rally. I wonder what Kasich’s appeal is to the epicanthic fold eyed race?

  73. @jon
    The unbearable whiteness of a sport that accurately reflects the racial make-up of America:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlb-scores-an-a-for-racial-diversity/

    And the only one of the big four where people like Kang are represented in significant numbers:

    http://asianplayers.com/baseball/

    Koreans, or at least the ones I have met, usually aren't this stupid.

    People like Kang? Almost all of the players on that list are Japanese, whom, for obvious reasons, Koreans have good reason to not identify with, except insofar as they are lumped together by some Americans.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    There are currently 8 Korean-born players in MLB. Chan-ho Park was the first, with the Dodgers back in 1994.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_players_from_South_Korea

    Koreans tend to be a little bigger than Japanese and thus have a little more power. The most famous Japanese player is the brilliant singles hitter Ichiro Suzuki, who was popular enough in his prime in the U.S. to be known by his first name.

  74. @EriK
    I'm a fan of baseball on radio too. TV can be good provided the mute is on.

    I’m a fan of baseball on radio too. TV can be good provided the mute is on.

    My dad always used to watch the games on TV with the volume muted, and the radio turned on. He told some woman he worked with that he did that, and she was scandalized. She felt he was somehow “stealing” from the TV network! Women….

  75. @AndrewR
    People like Kang? Almost all of the players on that list are Japanese, whom, for obvious reasons, Koreans have good reason to not identify with, except insofar as they are lumped together by some Americans.

    There are currently 8 Korean-born players in MLB. Chan-ho Park was the first, with the Dodgers back in 1994.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_players_from_South_Korea

    Koreans tend to be a little bigger than Japanese and thus have a little more power. The most famous Japanese player is the brilliant singles hitter Ichiro Suzuki, who was popular enough in his prime in the U.S. to be known by his first name.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "There are currently 8 Korean-born players in MLB."

    That's more Asians than The NBA.
  76. Asian Social Justice Warriors never demand that there should be racial quotas for their people in The NBA. That all NBA teams should be at least 5 percent Asian. But these Left Wing Asian Cucks are afraid of offending their Black masters.

  77. @Laugh Track

    Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks “dating” their daughters.
     
    Everyone is entitled to their own subjective take on reality, so perhaps that is your reality. While, I have no special insight into Asian or Asian-American parenting, my experience in this West Coast city is that there are a helluva lot of mixed Asian-White couples walking around, most often with Asian-American young women walking with White young men. So, if you had asked me for my opinion on this topic, I would have said it seemed to me that Asian-American parents were remarkable tolerant of mating outside of their ethnicity, particularly with Whites.

    OTOH, it is almost a dusty old cliche that Korean corner grocers in big cities really did not/do not like Black males. It's anecdotal of course, but the Korean corner store on my block had a family member at the counter for years who would go off at the drop of a hat on customers, but especially Black customers.

    So go figure.

    Hurry up and buy!!!

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    It's funny that you always see a sizable number of Asians in South Central and Compton hood movies, yet in real life not many Asians actually live in those parts of Los Angeles.

    There are more Asians living in The San Fernando Valley than there is in Compton, Watts, South Central, and Inglewood.

    Heck there are more Asians living in The Inland Empire than there is in The N.W.A section of Los Angeles.
  78. @Steve Sailer
    Or, perhaps the market incentives in the American media merely encourage ambitious Asian-American verbalists like Seoul Brother #1 to dwell publicly on how much they hate whites as a way to justify rule by the Coalition of the Fringes?

    Take out the Asian thing for a moment. He went to Bowdoin and then MFA from Columbia. How high is the chance that he is an assimilationist (citizenist, in your phrasing) conservative? He could be a white male with those credentials, and the chance of him being a self-loathing (in rhetoric, in anyway) SJW is pretty high.

    Of course, posting something like this is a dog whistle move of sorts – it riles up the white nationalists: “See, yellows hate whites too!”

    In reality, residential and marriage patterns show that, far from hating whites, most Asians are quite comfortable living next to, and marrying, whites.

    I will concede this one point – the likes of Kang are certainly an indication that the universities are engines of indoctrinating the relatively ideologically naïve Asians into ersatz white SJWs… because I am pretty certain that the parents of the same are not.

    • Replies: @nelson
    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites. Known several White guys married to Asian girls and they tell me that most of the racist incidents they experience are from these resentful Asian males.
    , @Hacienda
    He likes basketball more than baseball and for that he's indoctrinated? Come on!
  79. @Steve Sailer
    There are currently 8 Korean-born players in MLB. Chan-ho Park was the first, with the Dodgers back in 1994.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Major_League_Baseball_players_from_South_Korea

    Koreans tend to be a little bigger than Japanese and thus have a little more power. The most famous Japanese player is the brilliant singles hitter Ichiro Suzuki, who was popular enough in his prime in the U.S. to be known by his first name.

    “There are currently 8 Korean-born players in MLB.”

    That’s more Asians than The NBA.

  80. @peterike
    Koreans, or at least the ones I have met, usually aren’t this stupid.

    Asians are copiers. The overwhelming social dynamic in America in media and education (at all levels) is the SJW. Americanized Asians, hence, become SJWs. And since they have little religion, their religious impulses go towards Social Justice, which coincides PERFECTLY with their real religion, which is status climbing.

    Chinese, Indians, Koreans -- they are all insufferable when they get the SJW bug.

    And since they have little religion

    This shows your utter ignorance. A majority of Korean immigrants in the U.S. are Christians, and they are often fervent evangelicals. University campus Christian organizations are heavily East Asian, especially Korean.

    Chinese, Indians, Koreans

    The three groups have very different cultures (not to forget genes), and have very different social-civic assimilation rates, intermarriage patterns, and voting tendencies.

    • Replies: @5371
    [This shows your utter ignorance]

    It's not in the least ignorant to state that the inhabitants of the Sinosphere have for thousands of years been, on average, less interested in religion than people from other parts of the globe.
  81. @Danindc
    Off topic but Steve have you seen the new Samsung Galaxy phone commercials starting lil Wayne? Oh dear lord we are doomed.

    The latest has lil Wayne walking into a urban grocer pouring champagne out in his phone the entire 30 seconds of the commercial. Does Samsung really want to celebrate blacks trashing grocery stores? I kept waiting for the Korean son to come out with an AK47 and put a stop to the madness. Hasn't Lil Wayne seen the Rodney King riots? Don't push the Koreans too far...

    “Off topic but Steve have you seen the new Samsung Galaxy phone commercials starting lil Wayne? Oh dear lord we are doomed.

    The latest has lil Wayne walking into a urban grocer pouring champagne out in his phone the entire 30 seconds of the commercial. Does Samsung really want to celebrate blacks trashing grocery stores? I kept waiting for the Korean son to come out with an AK47 and put a stop to the madness. Hasn’t Lil Wayne seen the Rodney King riots? Don’t push the Koreans too far…”

    I wonder if Lil Wayne still receives royalty checks for his breakout role in the 1984 box office hit Gremlins?

  82. @whorefinder
    OT:

    Ta-Nehisi Coates made the front page of the Boston Globe today...for guest writing a comic book.

    No seriously: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2016/04/05/nehisi-coates-takes-black-panther-superhero/LYIxmkUVEY9jYyur75WhPK/story.html

    Let me just say that Coates isn't doing anything new; many "nerdy" celebrities have guest-written a comic book for a while. Kevin Smith was a big one who did a Batman and a Green Arrow, but others have as well. It's a gimmick marketing ploy and produces the typical subpar fair you'd expect when a celebrity in one field is given creative control in another field simply for the celebrity name value.

    Normally, such a gimmick is given little publicity, since it's largely cheap attention-whoring, like having hot chicks work your booth at a comic convention. But Coates gets front page of the Boston Globe, a paper he doesn't write for, and an alleged "serious" paper than just had an Oscar-winning movie made about its "work" (Spotlight).

    Man, to be black and whiny and to know the right people....

    Too bad that still won't make him any less of a disappointment and embarrassment to his father.

    Maybe Obama will adopt him, despite the relatively small age gap. Obama has clearly been in the market for a younger black man with no real accomplishments besides hating white people.

  83. @tsotha

    I’m surprised more people haven’t made your point about the financial incentives for good all around athletes to go into baseball instead of other sports.
     
    It goes beyond yearly pay, too. Baseball isn't nearly as punishing on the body as football, so baseball players tend to play longer. I remember thinking at the time Bo Jackson was crazy for playing both football and baseball instead of just the latter, and sure enough, after just four years he was seriously injured playing football. He did manage to play baseball for a few more years, but I'll bet even with all the extra look-he-plays-both-sports endorsement money whether he would have been better off financially (not to mention physically) just playing baseball.

    Frank Thomas made the right choice.

  84. @OsRazor
    What a terrific reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans! Their voting patterns certainly suggested as much, but it's becoming pretty clear that asians hate Whites even more than NAMs, but given their higher IQs (relative to NAMs) are much more classy about it. And of course they have swank degrees from cool schools to camouflage everything. This Chang guy's fantasy world involves butchering Whites on a mass scale. Fantastic. He's little different from the Korean guy with that Gagnam Style song a couple of years back who couldn't say enough bad things about the US. The buggers jsut hate us Whites a lot. Could it be that too many American servicemen took too many liberties with these guys' mothers and grandmothers on the Peninsula in the last 65 years. The Jews have their ancient grudges involving "exclusive" golf courses. At least the Koreans' seems a little more understandable.

    So much for Derbyshire's alliance of the "Ice People".

    That's why Steve's coalition of the fringes argument isn't very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks "dating" their daughters.

    Asians vote Dem because they want to keep the borders of the US as open as possible. The 20th century was awfully vicious in a lot of Asian countries, and they want a bolt hole available, just like the Jews.

  85. @Twinkie
    Take out the Asian thing for a moment. He went to Bowdoin and then MFA from Columbia. How high is the chance that he is an assimilationist (citizenist, in your phrasing) conservative? He could be a white male with those credentials, and the chance of him being a self-loathing (in rhetoric, in anyway) SJW is pretty high.

    Of course, posting something like this is a dog whistle move of sorts - it riles up the white nationalists: "See, yellows hate whites too!"

    In reality, residential and marriage patterns show that, far from hating whites, most Asians are quite comfortable living next to, and marrying, whites.

    I will concede this one point - the likes of Kang are certainly an indication that the universities are engines of indoctrinating the relatively ideologically naïve Asians into ersatz white SJWs... because I am pretty certain that the parents of the same are not.

    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites. Known several White guys married to Asian girls and they tell me that most of the racist incidents they experience are from these resentful Asian males.

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites.
     
    Apparently, this is now a persistent part of the white nationalist Internet lore regarding Asians.

    Yes, there is a significant disparity between white male/Asian female marriages and Asian male/white female marriages, but that disparity is an artifact of immigration status (that is, immigrant males have low status in the dating market).

    Among American-born Asians, the gap shrinks dramatically. Furthermore, among different sub-groups of "Asians," the numbers vary substantially. American-born Indians (South Asian) and Vietnamese males intermarry with white females at lower rates. Meanwhile, American-born Koreans intermarry with white females at higher rates - 35% of them marry white females.

    My hypothesis is that height - Koreans are the tallest men in Asia - and religion - Koreans are the most Protestant of Asians - favor them as do their very high cultural and civic assimilation rates.
    , @epebble
    Doesn't make sense as AA have high status professions and incomes (geeks, doctors, etc.). Plenty of white women fall for BMW, Porsche and Audi alone. My guess is the AAs who don't intermarry do so to avoid marrying down. Kinda like Jews.
    , @Anonymous

    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites. Known several White guys married to Asian girls and they tell me that most of the racist incidents they experience are from these resentful Asian males.
     
    I'd say among cognitive elites, or cognitive elite areas such as the S.F. Bay Area or Cambridge, MA (where I live), it's 50-50. You also see a lot of East Indian-white couples.
  86. One theory I’ve heard for the lack of blacks in the MLB concerns the out-of-wedlock birth problem among blacks. There are rarely fathers involved in the lives of young black men. You can’t play catch with yourself, but you can shoot hoops by yourself.

    Certainly not the whole story, but not implausible either, considering that there used to be more blacks in the league: presumably black players raised when the out-of-wedlock birthrate was lower in the 50s and 60s would have entered the league in the 70s and 80s.

  87. @Jefferson
    "Selective racial profiling. Black players with Hispanic or the more archaic term,Latino sounding names, are not considered to be black, but you can’t fool your lying eyes."

    Tim Lincecum is half Filipino, yet he still looks Whiter than most Hispanic MLB players.

    Jeff, Derek Jeter has an interesting looking face, good looking but not great looking. His mother is Italian and his father is black, but I think he looks white.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    Jeff, Derek Jeter has an interesting looking face, good looking but not great looking. His mother is Italian and his father is black, but I think he looks white."

    His mother is Italian, that would explain why Derek is a fan of Sinatra.
    , @Forbes
    Jeter tells the story on himself that when he first came to spring training, many veteran players were confused about his looks, thinking he was Hispanic (olive skin, light eyes, short cropped afro hair). He didn't want to be pigeonholed/stereotyped into a racial identity, and so he didn't disabuse any of the belief unless the question was put to him. Tiger Woods demonstrates a similar ambivalence about racial identity, endorsing all of his mixed heritage rather than choosing sides in the form of a singular racial identity.
  88. Unbearable straightness of professional sports
    Unbearable gayness of the fashion industry
    Unbearable Jewishness of Hollywood
    The possibilities of this approach are endless…

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Unbearable Jewishness of Hollywood
    The possibilities of this approach are endless…"

    They still just call it the unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood. Blacks don't consider Jews to be People Of Color.
  89. @syonredux

    As I grew older and started feeling alienated from my white classmates,
     
    Further proof of Steve's suggestion that High School resentments explain pretty much everything....

    I gravitated toward athletes who, in some way, flouted the white, stoic traditions of American sports — Allen Iverson, Ken Griffey Jr., Rasheed Wallace, Pedro Martinez. I felt as if this was a moral choice.
     
    So, basically, he figured out that no one much cares about an Asian man writing about his inner turmoil over his "Asianness," unless he masks it with a lot of faux concern about Blacks....

    Syonreux, Stoic white men must be a bad thing. I would like to place Kim in a time machine so he could meet the irascible Ty Cobb. Bet they would hit it off right away, with Ty doing most of the hitting.

  90. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Where are the screams for diversity in the Korean Baseball Organization or the Nippon Baseball league? Koreans are probably some of the most racist/xenophobic people on the planet. I have no problem with that, but just shut the hell up when you come to the US. Funny how he keeps a Caucasian name as well.

  91. @Connecticut Famer
    Amen to that first sentence. As a baseball player on the major league level, Michael Jordan was a total bust. Ted Williams once said that the single most difficult act in sports is to make solid contact with a round bat on a round ball being thrown with "movement" at between 90 and 100 mph. Notwithstanding that he may have been the greatest hitter who ever lived, even Williams was successful only 34% of the time. In terms of skill sets, basketball, football and hockey simply pale in comparison.

    Mr Farmer, Last time I am going to say this. Baseball players make contact with the ball all the time….they actually hit the damn thing, so not so hard for them! Problem is the ball is caught or put in play for an out….so no HIT. Look at a box score, batter up 4 times, no hits, but no strikes, so he hit the ball 4 times, but was put out.

    • Replies: @Discard
    He did say "solid contact". I take that to mean "hitting the ball the way I wanted to". A pop fly is impressive, but it's not what the batter was striving for.
  92. @Buffalo Joe
    Jeff, Derek Jeter has an interesting looking face, good looking but not great looking. His mother is Italian and his father is black, but I think he looks white.

    Jeff, Derek Jeter has an interesting looking face, good looking but not great looking. His mother is Italian and his father is black, but I think he looks white.”

    His mother is Italian, that would explain why Derek is a fan of Sinatra.

  93. @AndrewR
    Hurry up and buy!!!

    https://youtu.be/BNLMLWfhlPo

    It’s funny that you always see a sizable number of Asians in South Central and Compton hood movies, yet in real life not many Asians actually live in those parts of Los Angeles.

    There are more Asians living in The San Fernando Valley than there is in Compton, Watts, South Central, and Inglewood.

    Heck there are more Asians living in The Inland Empire than there is in The N.W.A section of Los Angeles.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Asians commute to their liquor stores in South Central, they don't live nearby.

    The Lebanese Maronite guy who owns the liquor store nearest to me lives across the street from it (which gives him a longer commute than me, but still).

  94. @Jefferson
    It's funny that you always see a sizable number of Asians in South Central and Compton hood movies, yet in real life not many Asians actually live in those parts of Los Angeles.

    There are more Asians living in The San Fernando Valley than there is in Compton, Watts, South Central, and Inglewood.

    Heck there are more Asians living in The Inland Empire than there is in The N.W.A section of Los Angeles.

    Asians commute to their liquor stores in South Central, they don’t live nearby.

    The Lebanese Maronite guy who owns the liquor store nearest to me lives across the street from it (which gives him a longer commute than me, but still).

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    Asians commute to their liquor stores in South Central, they don’t live nearby.
     
    1. That's mostly a Korean thing than an Asian thing.

    2. Koreans can do this, because they are willing to strap on guns, and fight off black criminals.
  95. @Buffalo Joe
    One more thing. Kudos to Coach Aurelemo and the U Conn women's basketball team after winning their historic fourth national championship in a row. I watched the Lady Huskies play at least six times this year. They are the true definition of a team, unselfish and driven to succeed for each other.

    And playing against absolutely no decent competition at all. Zzzzzz

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Jonah, They play their schedule and their conference, what more do you want. Take a look at their schedule and record, some of their foes had only a couple of losses, and that was to U Conn.
  96. >>As this graph from John Rivers shows, in reality baseball is much more diverse and “looks more like America” than the NFL and the NBA.

    Baseball is actually more reflective of American demographics because 80% of Dominicans – a huge chunk of the Latino cohort – are in fact black, by conventional judgement of race. But don’t tell Dominicans that they are black. No, they are pure blooded criollos of ancient Castilian stock, at least that is what they tell themselves.

    Dominicans really dislike blacks.

    • Replies: @Jefferson
    "Dominicans really dislike blacks."

    Not in New York City where they are way more likely to date and marry African Americans, than they are to date and marry Italians, Ashkenazis, Irish, and Germans.

    There is a saying among that community, that every Dominican in New York City has at least one family member who is in a romantic relationship with an African American.
    , @Jefferson
    "Baseball is actually more reflective of American demographics because 80% of Dominicans – a huge chunk of the Latino cohort – are in fact black, by conventional judgement of race. But don’t tell Dominicans that they are black. No, they are pure blooded criollos of ancient Castilian stock, at least that is what they tell themselves."

    Are you saying Big Papi is not a Conquistador?
  97. @Twinkie
    Take out the Asian thing for a moment. He went to Bowdoin and then MFA from Columbia. How high is the chance that he is an assimilationist (citizenist, in your phrasing) conservative? He could be a white male with those credentials, and the chance of him being a self-loathing (in rhetoric, in anyway) SJW is pretty high.

    Of course, posting something like this is a dog whistle move of sorts - it riles up the white nationalists: "See, yellows hate whites too!"

    In reality, residential and marriage patterns show that, far from hating whites, most Asians are quite comfortable living next to, and marrying, whites.

    I will concede this one point - the likes of Kang are certainly an indication that the universities are engines of indoctrinating the relatively ideologically naïve Asians into ersatz white SJWs... because I am pretty certain that the parents of the same are not.

    He likes basketball more than baseball and for that he’s indoctrinated? Come on!

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    He likes basketball more than baseball and for that he’s indoctrinated? Come on!
     
    No, whining about whitey is the indication of indoctrination. On the other hand, the said indoctrination is probably pretty shallow, and is probably just signaling. Something tells me he does not live in an area with the NBA racial demographics.
  98. @Daniel H
    >>As this graph from John Rivers shows, in reality baseball is much more diverse and “looks more like America” than the NFL and the NBA.

    Baseball is actually more reflective of American demographics because 80% of Dominicans - a huge chunk of the Latino cohort - are in fact black, by conventional judgement of race. But don't tell Dominicans that they are black. No, they are pure blooded criollos of ancient Castilian stock, at least that is what they tell themselves.

    Dominicans really dislike blacks.

    “Dominicans really dislike blacks.”

    Not in New York City where they are way more likely to date and marry African Americans, than they are to date and marry Italians, Ashkenazis, Irish, and Germans.

    There is a saying among that community, that every Dominican in New York City has at least one family member who is in a romantic relationship with an African American.

  99. @Daniel H
    >>As this graph from John Rivers shows, in reality baseball is much more diverse and “looks more like America” than the NFL and the NBA.

    Baseball is actually more reflective of American demographics because 80% of Dominicans - a huge chunk of the Latino cohort - are in fact black, by conventional judgement of race. But don't tell Dominicans that they are black. No, they are pure blooded criollos of ancient Castilian stock, at least that is what they tell themselves.

    Dominicans really dislike blacks.

    “Baseball is actually more reflective of American demographics because 80% of Dominicans – a huge chunk of the Latino cohort – are in fact black, by conventional judgement of race. But don’t tell Dominicans that they are black. No, they are pure blooded criollos of ancient Castilian stock, at least that is what they tell themselves.”

    Are you saying Big Papi is not a Conquistador?

  100. When an article like this appears in the New York Times, I can’t help but think about the demographic breakdown of the New York Times’ fan base, and wonder whether the Times feels that it is gaining or losing cultural relevance.

  101. @nelson
    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites. Known several White guys married to Asian girls and they tell me that most of the racist incidents they experience are from these resentful Asian males.

    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites.

    Apparently, this is now a persistent part of the white nationalist Internet lore regarding Asians.

    Yes, there is a significant disparity between white male/Asian female marriages and Asian male/white female marriages, but that disparity is an artifact of immigration status (that is, immigrant males have low status in the dating market).

    Among American-born Asians, the gap shrinks dramatically. Furthermore, among different sub-groups of “Asians,” the numbers vary substantially. American-born Indians (South Asian) and Vietnamese males intermarry with white females at lower rates. Meanwhile, American-born Koreans intermarry with white females at higher rates – 35% of them marry white females.

    My hypothesis is that height – Koreans are the tallest men in Asia – and religion – Koreans are the most Protestant of Asians – favor them as do their very high cultural and civic assimilation rates.

  102. Kang’s Wikipedia entry is pretty funny if you’re familiar with the concept of the Coalition of the Fringes:

    Because one’s parents can’t teach one everything and because it takes time to learn about how the world really works, it took me until my mid-20s to figure out that everything I’d been seeing about the glamorous life of being a writer was really a crock and that writing is a poorly-paying field. For more than a decade before I figured this out I was trying to understand the economics of the whole ball game and I just couldn’t make sense of a book selling 5,000 hard cover copies and the writer living a glamorous lifestyle.

    Rich parents. One crucial piece of the puzzle and then all the rest falls into place. Hollywood could have helped me understand the world better if it didn’t actively lie about how life really works. Yeah, I know that their business is selling dreams but it feels that there is almost a complete blackout on parental subsidy to adults in low paying, but glamorous, careers.

    How does this guy live in NY and LA? That sure sounds glamorous, doesn’t it? Hmm, I wonder how he can afford to do that?

    • Replies: @Twinkie

    Rich parents. One crucial piece of the puzzle and then all the rest falls into place.
     
    When I occasionally read my alumni magazine (I went to the Ivies), seemingly every other entry in the class news section is an (self-) announcement of a first book authored. It's typically a female artist-type whose husband is in financial services or law.

    I think the country was better off when such rich, idle wives were into charity.
    , @Steve Sailer
    "but it feels that there is almost a complete blackout on parental subsidy to adults in low paying, but glamorous, careers."

    I remember back in the early 1980s that there was one guy in the L.A. Weekly who kept pointing out that most creatives enjoyed "money from home:" Matt Groening in his "Life in Hell" comic strip.

    Then a decade later he got really rich himself.

    He also liked to point out the secret of scenesters who are out all night: "afternoon naps."
  103. @Hacienda
    He likes basketball more than baseball and for that he's indoctrinated? Come on!

    He likes basketball more than baseball and for that he’s indoctrinated? Come on!

    No, whining about whitey is the indication of indoctrination. On the other hand, the said indoctrination is probably pretty shallow, and is probably just signaling. Something tells me he does not live in an area with the NBA racial demographics.

  104. @TangoMan
    Kang’s Wikipedia entry is pretty funny if you’re familiar with the concept of the Coalition of the Fringes:

    Because one's parents can't teach one everything and because it takes time to learn about how the world really works, it took me until my mid-20s to figure out that everything I'd been seeing about the glamorous life of being a writer was really a crock and that writing is a poorly-paying field. For more than a decade before I figured this out I was trying to understand the economics of the whole ball game and I just couldn't make sense of a book selling 5,000 hard cover copies and the writer living a glamorous lifestyle.

    Rich parents. One crucial piece of the puzzle and then all the rest falls into place. Hollywood could have helped me understand the world better if it didn't actively lie about how life really works. Yeah, I know that their business is selling dreams but it feels that there is almost a complete blackout on parental subsidy to adults in low paying, but glamorous, careers.

    How does this guy live in NY and LA? That sure sounds glamorous, doesn't it? Hmm, I wonder how he can afford to do that?

    Rich parents. One crucial piece of the puzzle and then all the rest falls into place.

    When I occasionally read my alumni magazine (I went to the Ivies), seemingly every other entry in the class news section is an (self-) announcement of a first book authored. It’s typically a female artist-type whose husband is in financial services or law.

    I think the country was better off when such rich, idle wives were into charity.

    • Replies: @vinny

    I think the country was better off when such rich, idle wives were into charity.
     
    Prohibition was great!
  105. @Steve Sailer
    Or, perhaps the market incentives in the American media merely encourage ambitious Asian-American verbalists like Seoul Brother #1 to dwell publicly on how much they hate whites as a way to justify rule by the Coalition of the Fringes?

    > reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans

    I suspect it’s a lot about rebelling against his own strict culture.

    > “By instinct, honed reflex and general contrarianism,
    > I root for all “flashy” “showboats” who are “disgraces to the game.””

    it’s about the most un-Asian think you can do. And therefore, he thinks it might be cool and edgy.

    it was cool for anglo white boys growing up in the fifties and sixties to rebel against their culture by aping the seductive and wildly different African-American culture.

    East Asians are a little late to the party, but should be welcomed to whatever barely edible scraps are left on the table.

    Unbearable whiteness is here to stay, and will be mocked even when there are no whites at all.

    Similarly, we can never get enough of mocking and fighting feudalism, nobility, and royalty, when they have all but disappeared from the world.

  106. Re Kerr Sr. getting killed in Lebanon: A man’s got to know his limitations.

    The story reminds of the 84 year old archeolog curator of Palmyra who got whacked by ISIS.

    Just get out, stay away, and wait for the dust to settle!

  107. @Steve Sailer
    Or, perhaps the market incentives in the American media merely encourage ambitious Asian-American verbalists like Seoul Brother #1 to dwell publicly on how much they hate whites as a way to justify rule by the Coalition of the Fringes?

    Oh, I’m sure everything you say about incentives is true, but that’s just icing on the cake. “Gee, I can profit by letting everyone know how much I hate Whitey!” What used to be visceral but hidden (and therefore harmless) is now visceral and proudly proclaimed. The point is the visceral part. The guy wrote a book “about Korean American male anger” to “reflect on how the Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, was also Korean” for heaven’s sake. I don’t see how media incentives had much to do with that. That’s guy who’s getting off on the butchering of a lot of Whites.

    What keeps and feeds the “fringes” in the coalition is their own delusions about their shortcomings and their worldviews. At the center of those delusions is an extreme (it’s visceral) hatred of Whites.

    Additionally, it’s almost certain that each “fringe” thinks that (i) it’s first among equals in the coalition (blacks, of course), or (ii) it’s much smarter than the other fringes and can control or easily defend against whatever hostilities those other fringes might exhibit towards them (Jews and asians). So far this seems to be working just fine. The smarter fringes go out of their way to feed the delusions of the dumber fringes and that satisfies the dumber fringes and enables the smarter fringes to use the huge numbers of the dumber fringes to humiliate and intimidate what you call “normal” America. Why can’t that go on for another Century?

  108. @TangoMan
    Kang’s Wikipedia entry is pretty funny if you’re familiar with the concept of the Coalition of the Fringes:

    Because one's parents can't teach one everything and because it takes time to learn about how the world really works, it took me until my mid-20s to figure out that everything I'd been seeing about the glamorous life of being a writer was really a crock and that writing is a poorly-paying field. For more than a decade before I figured this out I was trying to understand the economics of the whole ball game and I just couldn't make sense of a book selling 5,000 hard cover copies and the writer living a glamorous lifestyle.

    Rich parents. One crucial piece of the puzzle and then all the rest falls into place. Hollywood could have helped me understand the world better if it didn't actively lie about how life really works. Yeah, I know that their business is selling dreams but it feels that there is almost a complete blackout on parental subsidy to adults in low paying, but glamorous, careers.

    How does this guy live in NY and LA? That sure sounds glamorous, doesn't it? Hmm, I wonder how he can afford to do that?

    “but it feels that there is almost a complete blackout on parental subsidy to adults in low paying, but glamorous, careers.”

    I remember back in the early 1980s that there was one guy in the L.A. Weekly who kept pointing out that most creatives enjoyed “money from home:” Matt Groening in his “Life in Hell” comic strip.

    Then a decade later he got really rich himself.

    He also liked to point out the secret of scenesters who are out all night: “afternoon naps.”

  109. @nelson
    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites. Known several White guys married to Asian girls and they tell me that most of the racist incidents they experience are from these resentful Asian males.

    Doesn’t make sense as AA have high status professions and incomes (geeks, doctors, etc.). Plenty of white women fall for BMW, Porsche and Audi alone. My guess is the AAs who don’t intermarry do so to avoid marrying down. Kinda like Jews.

  110. Doomsday prophets point to the N.F.L.’s dominant TV ratings, the advancing age of baseball’s core fans — the median age of baseball’s TV audience is 56; basketball’s is 41 — and the hordes of young acolytes who bury their heads in their phones to watch Vines of Steph Curry’s nimble acrobatics.

    The NFL is another animal. It’s viewership is huge and transcends race.

    If anything, the NBA is more niche than baseball. Sure, it’s popular among African Americans, and some leftish cosmopolitan whites, but most of its games are consigned to basic cable. Steph Curry might be the best player today, but his cultural impact is a fraction of that of earlier basketball greats like Michael Jordan or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    If you add college basketball to the NBA, then basketball is quite popular overall, certainly comparable to baseball where there's only one level that matters to fans: MLB. (For that matter, high school basketball is relatively popular, while high school baseball doesn't attract students other than in a lazy afternoon kind of way.) Of course, football, with its three levels, dwarf any other spectator sport in America.
    , @Jefferson
    "Steph Curry might be the best player today, but his cultural impact is a fraction of that of earlier basketball greats like Michael Jordan or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar."

    Steph is an anomaly. A blue eyed high yellow mixed race guy in a league dominated by very dark skin Black men.
  111. @Steve Sailer
    Asians commute to their liquor stores in South Central, they don't live nearby.

    The Lebanese Maronite guy who owns the liquor store nearest to me lives across the street from it (which gives him a longer commute than me, but still).

    Asians commute to their liquor stores in South Central, they don’t live nearby.

    1. That’s mostly a Korean thing than an Asian thing.

    2. Koreans can do this, because they are willing to strap on guns, and fight off black criminals.

    • Replies: @Pat Gilligan

    1. That’s mostly a Korean thing than an Asian thing.

    2. Koreans can do this, because they are willing to strap on guns, and fight off black criminals.
     

    Yep, Korean-Americans will never be able to live down their reputation of being totally bad ass after they were locked and loaded and defended their stores during the L.A. riots. But even before this Korean-Americans in L.A. had a bad ass reputation: https://ucr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=0a28bc0e60ae47e6971afcccd0b88a80&webmap=38f4144b319a413b848d7f1a0755627f
    , @Jefferson
    "Koreans can do this, because they are willing to strap on guns, and fight off black criminals."

    Do you think Korean Americans are more likely to be pro-2nd amendment than Chinese Americans?
  112. @Dave Pinsen

    Doomsday prophets point to the N.F.L.’s dominant TV ratings, the advancing age of baseball’s core fans — the median age of baseball’s TV audience is 56; basketball’s is 41 — and the hordes of young acolytes who bury their heads in their phones to watch Vines of Steph Curry’s nimble acrobatics.
     
    The NFL is another animal. It's viewership is huge and transcends race.

    If anything, the NBA is more niche than baseball. Sure, it's popular among African Americans, and some leftish cosmopolitan whites, but most of its games are consigned to basic cable. Steph Curry might be the best player today, but his cultural impact is a fraction of that of earlier basketball greats like Michael Jordan or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    If you add college basketball to the NBA, then basketball is quite popular overall, certainly comparable to baseball where there’s only one level that matters to fans: MLB. (For that matter, high school basketball is relatively popular, while high school baseball doesn’t attract students other than in a lazy afternoon kind of way.) Of course, football, with its three levels, dwarf any other spectator sport in America.

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    Sure, college basketball may be more broadly popular than the NBA, at least domestically. Lots of its games get broadcasted, and the NCAA tournament is a huge deal.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Steve, And yet when you actually attend any game in the pro sport triumvirate, the crowd is overwhelmingly white. So, the Unbearable Whiteness of Pro Sports Fans. And, how about the unbearable triteness of the NYT.
  113. I just read Kang’s article, “How Should Asian-Americans Feel about the Peter Liang protests?” in the Times Magazine Section.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/magazine/how-should-asian-americans-feel-about-the-peter-liang-protests.html?login=email&_r=2&mtrref=undefined

    He writes like a bright young man who fully understands that his career will have to be built on these sorts of culturally approved ethnic introspections, and who acts acccordingly. This sort of writing rarely involves anything particularly interesting or unexpected, because that’s not the point. Its job is just to put a new coat of lacquer on the prevailing cultural narrative, to keep it bright and shiny and looking new. He’s doing a form of maintenance work.

    • Agree: SPMoore8
  114. As I grew older and started feeling alienated from my white classmates

    Having a jaundiced, slanted view is no way to go through life, son.

  115. @Steve Sailer
    If you add college basketball to the NBA, then basketball is quite popular overall, certainly comparable to baseball where there's only one level that matters to fans: MLB. (For that matter, high school basketball is relatively popular, while high school baseball doesn't attract students other than in a lazy afternoon kind of way.) Of course, football, with its three levels, dwarf any other spectator sport in America.

    Sure, college basketball may be more broadly popular than the NBA, at least domestically. Lots of its games get broadcasted, and the NCAA tournament is a huge deal.

  116. @Buffalo Joe
    Mr Farmer, Last time I am going to say this. Baseball players make contact with the ball all the time....they actually hit the damn thing, so not so hard for them! Problem is the ball is caught or put in play for an out....so no HIT. Look at a box score, batter up 4 times, no hits, but no strikes, so he hit the ball 4 times, but was put out.

    He did say “solid contact”. I take that to mean “hitting the ball the way I wanted to”. A pop fly is impressive, but it’s not what the batter was striving for.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Discard, All line drives are "solidly" hit.....and the diving, acrobatic catch by the infielder takes away a hit, but I don't want to argue and I do like to go to the stadium and watch the AAA Buffalo Bisons. A great way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for your reply.
  117. @Laugh Track

    Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks “dating” their daughters.
     
    Everyone is entitled to their own subjective take on reality, so perhaps that is your reality. While, I have no special insight into Asian or Asian-American parenting, my experience in this West Coast city is that there are a helluva lot of mixed Asian-White couples walking around, most often with Asian-American young women walking with White young men. So, if you had asked me for my opinion on this topic, I would have said it seemed to me that Asian-American parents were remarkable tolerant of mating outside of their ethnicity, particularly with Whites.

    OTOH, it is almost a dusty old cliche that Korean corner grocers in big cities really did not/do not like Black males. It's anecdotal of course, but the Korean corner store on my block had a family member at the counter for years who would go off at the drop of a hat on customers, but especially Black customers.

    So go figure.

    Given that Oriental female/White male couples far outnumber the reverse, I’m not surprised that Oriental boys hate Whites. We’re stealing their poon.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Discard, The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres are owned by Terry Pegula and his wife Kim, who is Korean. So, I guess double hate, a white Billionaire took your poon.
  118. @Farenheit
    Don't forget baseball is a six month grind, three months on the road, road trips to a lot of places you'd never take a vacation too. Football, a road trip begins on Friday and is over Sunday night, 8 times per year.

    Football also requires considerably less skill. In baseball, if there's one skill you are missing, it will be ruthlessly exploited until you either get it, or are driven from the game.

    Football is an easier path to big money...

    Football, a road trip begins on Friday and is over Sunday night, 8 times per year.

    No, most of an NFL player’s life these days involves preparation. That is a real grind. I think a road trip is probably more fun than spending all day Monday through Friday running drills and watching game film.

  119. @Twinkie

    And since they have little religion
     
    This shows your utter ignorance. A majority of Korean immigrants in the U.S. are Christians, and they are often fervent evangelicals. University campus Christian organizations are heavily East Asian, especially Korean.

    Chinese, Indians, Koreans
     
    The three groups have very different cultures (not to forget genes), and have very different social-civic assimilation rates, intermarriage patterns, and voting tendencies.

    [This shows your utter ignorance]

    It’s not in the least ignorant to state that the inhabitants of the Sinosphere have for thousands of years been, on average, less interested in religion than people from other parts of the globe.

  120. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:
    @nelson
    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites. Known several White guys married to Asian girls and they tell me that most of the racist incidents they experience are from these resentful Asian males.

    Most of the Asian-White intermarriage is between Asian women and White men. Asian-American men tend to be left out in the cold, which tends to make them resentful towards Whites. Known several White guys married to Asian girls and they tell me that most of the racist incidents they experience are from these resentful Asian males.

    I’d say among cognitive elites, or cognitive elite areas such as the S.F. Bay Area or Cambridge, MA (where I live), it’s 50-50. You also see a lot of East Indian-white couples.

  121. @Twinkie

    Asians commute to their liquor stores in South Central, they don’t live nearby.
     
    1. That's mostly a Korean thing than an Asian thing.

    2. Koreans can do this, because they are willing to strap on guns, and fight off black criminals.

    1. That’s mostly a Korean thing than an Asian thing.

    2. Koreans can do this, because they are willing to strap on guns, and fight off black criminals.

    Yep, Korean-Americans will never be able to live down their reputation of being totally bad ass after they were locked and loaded and defended their stores during the L.A. riots. But even before this Korean-Americans in L.A. had a bad ass reputation: https://ucr.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/index.html?appid=0a28bc0e60ae47e6971afcccd0b88a80&webmap=38f4144b319a413b848d7f1a0755627f

  122. @whorefinder
    OT:

    Ta-Nehisi Coates made the front page of the Boston Globe today...for guest writing a comic book.

    No seriously: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2016/04/05/nehisi-coates-takes-black-panther-superhero/LYIxmkUVEY9jYyur75WhPK/story.html

    Let me just say that Coates isn't doing anything new; many "nerdy" celebrities have guest-written a comic book for a while. Kevin Smith was a big one who did a Batman and a Green Arrow, but others have as well. It's a gimmick marketing ploy and produces the typical subpar fair you'd expect when a celebrity in one field is given creative control in another field simply for the celebrity name value.

    Normally, such a gimmick is given little publicity, since it's largely cheap attention-whoring, like having hot chicks work your booth at a comic convention. But Coates gets front page of the Boston Globe, a paper he doesn't write for, and an alleged "serious" paper than just had an Oscar-winning movie made about its "work" (Spotlight).

    Man, to be black and whiny and to know the right people....

    Too bad that still won't make him any less of a disappointment and embarrassment to his father.

    Speaking of unbearable whiteness and in keeping with the subject at hand, who owns the Globe?

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Boston Red Sox owner John Henry. Assuming you meant "who owns the Boston Globe?"
  123. @Barnard
    Good point. Several NFL QBs like Russell Wilson and Brandon Weeden tried to play baseball and couldn't get out of the minor leagues.

    Plus that guy who started in front of Tom Brady at Michigan. Drew Jensen.

  124. @Ivy
    Canadian link to follow Vlad Guerrero: Danny Ainge was at one time a two-sport guy, but couldn't manage to achieve an acceptable MLB batting average. One story indicated that he was encouraged to leave the Toronto Blue Jays by an unusual message. It seems that there may have been a basketball thrown from the stands toward him in the outfield to suggest full-time relocation to the NBA. O, Canada.

    In the 70s I did business with a guy named Gene Conley who, like Ainge, played in both the NBA and MLB; he’s the only pro athlete to play for championship pro teams in two sports. I asked him if he thought Ainge had the stick to have a career in the majors, and he said that Ainge would be the shooting guard in the NBA before he turned 25.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    I looked at Danny Ainge's baseball statistics. He was a pretty terrible hitter. He never hit even .250 in the minors. Yet he got 211 games in the majors, where he hit .220 with no power. I'm guessing that because he had the option of pursuing a basketball career, he got over-promoted in baseball. Otherwise, he would have been bouncing around the lower minors for years. But because he had the option to walk away, he spent much of three years in the Bigs.
  125. @Danindc
    Yep, I remember Kerr playing for the Univ of Arizona in the NCAA tourney not long after his dad was killed.

    Story may be apocryphal but against rival ASU, students chanted PLO at Kerr.
  126. @Twinkie

    Rich parents. One crucial piece of the puzzle and then all the rest falls into place.
     
    When I occasionally read my alumni magazine (I went to the Ivies), seemingly every other entry in the class news section is an (self-) announcement of a first book authored. It's typically a female artist-type whose husband is in financial services or law.

    I think the country was better off when such rich, idle wives were into charity.

    I think the country was better off when such rich, idle wives were into charity.

    Prohibition was great!

  127. Isn’t baseball hugely popular in South Korea?

  128. @MC
    "As I grew older and started feeling alienated from my white classmates, I gravitated toward athletes who, in some way, flouted the white, stoic traditions of American sports — Allen Iverson, Ken Griffey Jr., Rasheed Wallace, Pedro Martinez. I felt as if this was a moral choice."

    Wow, I mean, he's pretty special if he was a fan of Ken Griffey Jr. and Pedro Martinez, probably the most popular slugger and pitcher, respectively, of the last three decades.

    I'll grant that Iverson and Wallace are minority tastes, pun intended.

    His boyhood fanaticism towards sports stars was a moral choice?? Beyond navel-gazing, does that make any sense, aside from WTF…

  129. Funny that the most successful team in the 66% black NFL is the one that’s among the whitest and has nobody going the Full Ubangi when they score. No Billy “White Shoes” Johnson BS for them!

    I miss the days when the guy I consider the greatest running back of all time, Barry Sanders, would just hand the ball to the official after scoring a TD. As the old saying goes, act like you’ve been there before.

    The MLB coming down hard on chin music has led to ignorant white players like Bryce Harper, but mostly the Hispanic players, with the aforementioned Ortiz is one of the bigger scofflaws, to act out after a homer. The beisbol players are incredible divas. My local nine, the Red $ox, pay little attention to the clubhouse environment and have reaped the benefits of their over-diverse team with constant turmoil from their Hispanics, their $95 million/300 lb. 3rd baseman Pedro “Panda” Sandoval riding the pine for his refusal to lose weight being the latest example.

    Little-known fact: Ted Williams was half Mexican.

  130. @EriK
    I'm a fan of baseball on radio too. TV can be good provided the mute is on.

    All sports on TV in my home is watched with the sound muted. There is next to nothing to be learned from TV talking heads, aside from occasional trivia, as their chief activity is to tell you what you just watched with your own eyes.

    I used to do the radio on/TV muted trick, until the cable TV signal delay was so large that the radio was reporting the action well before it occurred. You can listen to one or watch the other, but not both.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Forbes, Nothing and I mean nothing, makes me hit the Mute button faster than Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football. I can not stand the man. I miss Ron Jaworski and his measured commentary, Mike Trico is a good play by play announcer in my opinion.
  131. @Jonah
    And playing against absolutely no decent competition at all. Zzzzzz

    Jonah, They play their schedule and their conference, what more do you want. Take a look at their schedule and record, some of their foes had only a couple of losses, and that was to U Conn.

  132. @Steve Sailer
    If you add college basketball to the NBA, then basketball is quite popular overall, certainly comparable to baseball where there's only one level that matters to fans: MLB. (For that matter, high school basketball is relatively popular, while high school baseball doesn't attract students other than in a lazy afternoon kind of way.) Of course, football, with its three levels, dwarf any other spectator sport in America.

    Steve, And yet when you actually attend any game in the pro sport triumvirate, the crowd is overwhelmingly white. So, the Unbearable Whiteness of Pro Sports Fans. And, how about the unbearable triteness of the NYT.

  133. @Ivy
    Canadian link to follow Vlad Guerrero: Danny Ainge was at one time a two-sport guy, but couldn't manage to achieve an acceptable MLB batting average. One story indicated that he was encouraged to leave the Toronto Blue Jays by an unusual message. It seems that there may have been a basketball thrown from the stands toward him in the outfield to suggest full-time relocation to the NBA. O, Canada.

    Around the same time Danny Ainge was playing baseball during summer break at BYU in the Blue Jays’ minor league system (I saw him play for their AAA-affiliate), John Elway was doing the same in the Yankees farm system, while playing football at Stanford.

  134. @Discard
    He did say "solid contact". I take that to mean "hitting the ball the way I wanted to". A pop fly is impressive, but it's not what the batter was striving for.

    Discard, All line drives are “solidly” hit…..and the diving, acrobatic catch by the infielder takes away a hit, but I don’t want to argue and I do like to go to the stadium and watch the AAA Buffalo Bisons. A great way to spend an afternoon. Thanks for your reply.

  135. @Buffalo Joe
    Jeff, Derek Jeter has an interesting looking face, good looking but not great looking. His mother is Italian and his father is black, but I think he looks white.

    Jeter tells the story on himself that when he first came to spring training, many veteran players were confused about his looks, thinking he was Hispanic (olive skin, light eyes, short cropped afro hair). He didn’t want to be pigeonholed/stereotyped into a racial identity, and so he didn’t disabuse any of the belief unless the question was put to him. Tiger Woods demonstrates a similar ambivalence about racial identity, endorsing all of his mixed heritage rather than choosing sides in the form of a singular racial identity.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Forbes, Nice reply except that is short cropped Sicilian hair, got that? Good.
  136. @Barnard
    Good point. Several NFL QBs like Russell Wilson and Brandon Weeden tried to play baseball and couldn't get out of the minor leagues.

    And QBs Josh Booty and Chris Weinke. QB Jameis Winston and WR Riley Cooper were very good college baseball players and real MLB prospects before deciding on football full-time.

  137. @Brutusale
    Speaking of unbearable whiteness and in keeping with the subject at hand, who owns the Globe?

    Boston Red Sox owner John Henry. Assuming you meant “who owns the Boston Globe?”

  138. @Anonymous
    I wonder what this egghead has to say about Ted Williams, an "unbearable" white guy who almost died fighting against the hated North Koreans...

    Williams was Mexican.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Truth, years ago I was shopping in Boston with my daughter and we were near Faneuil Hall. There was a vendor selling sepia prints that he had made from old Boston Globe negatives that he had retrieved from a dumpster, when they went out of business. I can not forget one print that featured Ted Williams. He was in the locker room, wrapped in a white towel, with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. There was nothing athletic looking about him. He had a bit of a paunch, shoulders no wider than his hips and long unmuscular arms, but looks are deceiving. One of the best of all times and a Fighter Pilot in two wars.
    , @syonredux
    "Williams was Mexican."

    Up to a point, Lord Copper:

    Williams' paternal ancestors were a mix of Welsh and Irish. The maternal, Mexican side of Williams' family was quite diverse, having Spanish (Basque), Russian, and American Indian roots.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Williams#Early_life
    , @Brutusale
    Half Mexican, Troofie; his father was the trashiest of white trash. His mother spent the majority of her time on her Salvation Army activities, and Williams was a latchkey kid who spent most of his time playing ball.
  139. @whorefinder
    OT:

    Ta-Nehisi Coates made the front page of the Boston Globe today...for guest writing a comic book.

    No seriously: https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/style/2016/04/05/nehisi-coates-takes-black-panther-superhero/LYIxmkUVEY9jYyur75WhPK/story.html

    Let me just say that Coates isn't doing anything new; many "nerdy" celebrities have guest-written a comic book for a while. Kevin Smith was a big one who did a Batman and a Green Arrow, but others have as well. It's a gimmick marketing ploy and produces the typical subpar fair you'd expect when a celebrity in one field is given creative control in another field simply for the celebrity name value.

    Normally, such a gimmick is given little publicity, since it's largely cheap attention-whoring, like having hot chicks work your booth at a comic convention. But Coates gets front page of the Boston Globe, a paper he doesn't write for, and an alleged "serious" paper than just had an Oscar-winning movie made about its "work" (Spotlight).

    Man, to be black and whiny and to know the right people....

    Too bad that still won't make him any less of a disappointment and embarrassment to his father.

    Man, to be black and whiny and to know the right people….

    Yeah, to be white and know the right people sux.

    • Replies: @whorefinder
    ROFL. you're right. so many white guys just start whining about "racism" and instantly a job, fame, and/or a settlement comes there way. It's an epidemic. (/sarcasm)

    do try to troll better.
  140. The reason for the disparity in baseball is due to reaction time which is correlated highly with IQ.

    Studies done by Columbia University on Babe Ruth while he was playing showed that he could react to visual and sound cues better than the normal population, as well as having better hand-eye coordination than 98.8 percent of the population. A great proportion of MLB players have 20/20 vision or better.

    http://www.livescience.com/4685-mind-games-great-baseball-player-great.html

    You need good reaction time to be a good baseball player.

    http://notpoliticallycorrect.me/2016/01/20/hbd-and-sports-baseball/

    When will we see articles from the other side saying that basketball and football are too black? They then cite genetic differences as the cause; yet wont cite the genetic differences in baseball and how IQ is a big reason for the disparity due to the high correlation between reaction time and IQ.

    • Replies: @5371
    I doubt Babe Ruth would have tested at a high IQ. (Note. This is a knock on IQ, not on Babe Ruth.)
    , @Jefferson
    "The reason for the disparity in baseball is due to reaction time which is correlated highly with IQ."

    Are you saying most Mulatto and Black Hispanics have a high IQ? Because there is no shortage of Afro Hispanics in the MLB. Most Hispanics in the MLB do not look like they came straight out of Barcelona.
    , @Marcus
    As Colin Cowherd pointed out, Dominicans aren't known for academic achievement, probably less than blaq Americans.
  141. The NFL crushed MLB by strategic moves to be on national, free TV, for decades. While Baseball took slightly more lucrative regional cable packages but did not appear on national free to air TV during the crucial growth years of the late 1980s and 1990s. By the 2000’s, it was clear the NFL had dominated, and that was due to the strategic choice to put as many games in front of as many people as possible for free.

    The NFL is now showing 10 Thursday night games on CBS/NBC, Twitter, etc. They are making it as easy as possible to see NFL games. Only the Monday Night games are on pay TV and likely they recognize that was a strategic mistake.

    By contrast, if you want to watch MLB games every day/week, you have to sign up for a free MLB.tv account and then stream over your ROKU or connected device. No national TV games on free to air TV every week.

    This is why say, the New England Patriots and New York Giants have a national fan following, and MLB teams have fanbases that are limited to the geographic areas.

    Bigger, more national sports can afford more “diversity,” and of course the NFL is also dependent on cheap churn; highly athletic Black players come in, play for a few years and are so injured they cannot perform anymore and replaced by the new crop. Baseball being far more skill oriented rewards players who may be marginal athletically but have developed great skill — Jaime Moyer, RA Dickey of Toronto being two examples.

    Didn’t Astro’s player Jose Altuve win the batting title a year or so ago? By being so short, 5 foot 5 inches, his strike zone was absurdly small?

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    "By being so short, 5 foot 5 inches, his strike zone was absurdly small?"

    I HATE HATE HATE idiotic comments like this one.

    Altuve is also 170 lbs., pretty robust for a small guy. Think Kirby Puckett and Dustin Pedroia.

    Wait, there's more!

    The Yankee$, the Dodger$, the Red $ox, the Cardinal$ don't have national fanbases? Um, OK.
  142. LOL. NBA is waaaaaaaaaaay behind NFL. NBA actually worries about rising American Soccer, lol. Is NBA even ahead of pro baseball?

    It’s certainly true that baseball players don’t excite the buyers of American sports junk, AKA blacks, or the jock-sniffers on ESPN, the way NBA players do.

  143. Obama as mulatto, ceteris paribus: PotUS.
    Obama as white, ceteris paribus: state senator, max.

  144. @RaceRealist88
    The reason for the disparity in baseball is due to reaction time which is correlated highly with IQ.

    Studies done by Columbia University on Babe Ruth while he was playing showed that he could react to visual and sound cues better than the normal population, as well as having better hand-eye coordination than 98.8 percent of the population. A great proportion of MLB players have 20/20 vision or better.

    http://www.livescience.com/4685-mind-games-great-baseball-player-great.html

    You need good reaction time to be a good baseball player.

    http://notpoliticallycorrect.me/2016/01/20/hbd-and-sports-baseball/

    When will we see articles from the other side saying that basketball and football are too black? They then cite genetic differences as the cause; yet wont cite the genetic differences in baseball and how IQ is a big reason for the disparity due to the high correlation between reaction time and IQ.

    I doubt Babe Ruth would have tested at a high IQ. (Note. This is a knock on IQ, not on Babe Ruth.)

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
    This should be good.

    Whats wrong with IQ tests?
  145. There’s so many layers of delusion here, it’s difficult to keep track.

    Firstly, despite being a nonentity (this blog piece on VDare is the fourth or fifth item to come up on a Google search) with no discernible talent, this fellow’s Wikipedia entry is longer than those of numerous historical figures and, indeed, living people of irrefutably far more consequence — and are thus much better known — than him. He must have written it himself.

    Secondly, this nonentity is pretending that baseball, an insanely popular sport followed by millions of Americans is somehow seriously declining in cultural relevance. Look, I think baseball is the most boring thing ever invented, but I’m not going to deny it’s significance to American culture.

    Thirdly, listen to his opening: “By instinct, honed reflex and general contrarianism, I root for all “flashy” “showboats” who are “disgraces to the game.” Yeah — just like every other adolescent male. Trouble is, when you’re (at a minimum) pushing thirty, you usually recognize that such posturing doesn’t make you “cool” or “edgy” it just makes you sound like a teenager.

    I won’t even bother with fourthly, fifthly, sixthly and so on. This kind of imbecile publishing this kind of drivel just makes me resigned to Idiocracy.

    I thought Asians were supposed to be smart.

  146. DWB says: • Website
    @MC
    "Mauer has probably made 10-15 times more money in baseball than he would have in the NFL."

    There are so many factors that make this true:

    1. Baseball careers last longer, due both to injuries and the fact that skill is more important than pure athleticism.

    2. Baseball has 10 times as many games in a season, which means way more tickets and hours of live TV programming to sell.

    3. Baseball's players' union is stronger, because the players are not as desperate for an immediate payday and can wait out a strike, as compared to NBA and NFL players, for demographic reasons.

    4. In fact factors 1 and 2 compound into factor 3 because they know most of them can look forward to a few more years of paychecks.

    5. Baseball you can start making money right out of high school. NFL you have to be three years out.

    MC’s analysis is very astute. He is missing one enormous factor, and that is the role of the minor leagues in professional baseball.

    Football (and to an extent, the NBA) have as “minor leagues” only the NCAA – unpaid “student” athletes. Essentially, the major/minor league relationship means that – rather than the top 1000 or so players controlling 100 per cent of the market, if one considers that for each big league team, there is at least one Rookie League, and A, AA, and AAA team. So at minimum, the number of players “controlled” under contracts is four to five thousand.

    In the NFL, if you are not on an NFL roster, you are not playing professional football. Maybe you got a degree and are selling insurance. Maybe you’re working at a car wash. Who knows?

    The point is this – the talent at the top level is scarce; on any relatively Gaussian distribution, the difference between the best player and the 100th best is probably a lot more than the distance between the 100th best and the 1000th best.

    The difference in ability between a marginal player playing for LA or playing for Albuquerque (is the Dodgers’ AAA team still there?) is small. A lot might even be based on luck and opportunity. The guy who is in AA or AAA knows that, if he’s patient, and maybe if Scott van Slyke pulls a hamstring or goes into a slump and gets released, he will get his chance.

    In the event of a strike, he is NOT going to cross a picket line if there is a strike. So, with a MLBPA strike, you will be replacing the best 1000 or so players with the 5000 to 6000th best.

    That is going to be a big diminution in quality.

    OTOH, in football, if the NFLPA strikes, the guy who JUST failed to make the Detroit Lions (maybe, he’s the 1001st best player?) is going to jump at the chance to stop bagging groceries, as he knows this is it for him.

    The lack of a ‘minor’ league gives the NFL owners enormous power over the players that frankly, the owners of the MLB franchises do not have.

    Why do you think it was so easy to field ‘replacement’ teams during the NFL strike, but during the baseball strikes of 1981 or 1994, the owners could not?

    If there is a football strike, the teams will field squads of replacements in a month or less. That will never happen in MLB.

    THAT is why the union is so strong, not because the players can “wait out a strike”.

    • Replies: @MC
    "THAT is why the union is so strong, not because the players can “wait out a strike”."

    I agree with the rest of your comment, but it's not an either/or. Every time there's an NBA lockout, you hear rumors of players who are pressuring the union to cave because they have X number of babymamas and no savings.
  147. @Discard
    Given that Oriental female/White male couples far outnumber the reverse, I'm not surprised that Oriental boys hate Whites. We're stealing their poon.

    Discard, The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres are owned by Terry Pegula and his wife Kim, who is Korean. So, I guess double hate, a white Billionaire took your poon.

  148. @Forbes
    All sports on TV in my home is watched with the sound muted. There is next to nothing to be learned from TV talking heads, aside from occasional trivia, as their chief activity is to tell you what you just watched with your own eyes.

    I used to do the radio on/TV muted trick, until the cable TV signal delay was so large that the radio was reporting the action well before it occurred. You can listen to one or watch the other, but not both.

    Forbes, Nothing and I mean nothing, makes me hit the Mute button faster than Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football. I can not stand the man. I miss Ron Jaworski and his measured commentary, Mike Trico is a good play by play announcer in my opinion.

    • Replies: @Dave Shanken
    I liked Gruden when he started, but over time he became very hypey and annoying.
  149. @Forbes
    Jeter tells the story on himself that when he first came to spring training, many veteran players were confused about his looks, thinking he was Hispanic (olive skin, light eyes, short cropped afro hair). He didn't want to be pigeonholed/stereotyped into a racial identity, and so he didn't disabuse any of the belief unless the question was put to him. Tiger Woods demonstrates a similar ambivalence about racial identity, endorsing all of his mixed heritage rather than choosing sides in the form of a singular racial identity.

    Forbes, Nice reply except that is short cropped Sicilian hair, got that? Good.

  150. @Truth
    Williams was Mexican.

    Truth, years ago I was shopping in Boston with my daughter and we were near Faneuil Hall. There was a vendor selling sepia prints that he had made from old Boston Globe negatives that he had retrieved from a dumpster, when they went out of business. I can not forget one print that featured Ted Williams. He was in the locker room, wrapped in a white towel, with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. There was nothing athletic looking about him. He had a bit of a paunch, shoulders no wider than his hips and long unmuscular arms, but looks are deceiving. One of the best of all times and a Fighter Pilot in two wars.

    • Replies: @Truth
    There was a story once about a female reporter seeing John Kruck in a similar pose once. She "said, aren't you a professional athlete?" And he said, "lady, I'm not an athlete, I'm a baseball player."
    , @syonredux
    Ted Williams' nickname was "the splendid splinter." He was known for his skinniness:

    http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/50531360-ted-williams-of-the-boston-red-sox-walks-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=OCUJ5gVf7YdJQI2Xhkc2QPh67A2qZrnXGu9
  151. @Truth
    Williams was Mexican.

    “Williams was Mexican.”

    Up to a point, Lord Copper:

    Williams’ paternal ancestors were a mix of Welsh and Irish. The maternal, Mexican side of Williams’ family was quite diverse, having Spanish (Basque), Russian, and American Indian roots.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Williams#Early_life

  152. @Buffalo Joe
    Truth, years ago I was shopping in Boston with my daughter and we were near Faneuil Hall. There was a vendor selling sepia prints that he had made from old Boston Globe negatives that he had retrieved from a dumpster, when they went out of business. I can not forget one print that featured Ted Williams. He was in the locker room, wrapped in a white towel, with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. There was nothing athletic looking about him. He had a bit of a paunch, shoulders no wider than his hips and long unmuscular arms, but looks are deceiving. One of the best of all times and a Fighter Pilot in two wars.

    There was a story once about a female reporter seeing John Kruck in a similar pose once. She “said, aren’t you a professional athlete?” And he said, “lady, I’m not an athlete, I’m a baseball player.”

  153. Meanwhile, NFL looks at NBA and shudders; “there but for the grace of God go I.”

  154. @Twinkie

    Asians commute to their liquor stores in South Central, they don’t live nearby.
     
    1. That's mostly a Korean thing than an Asian thing.

    2. Koreans can do this, because they are willing to strap on guns, and fight off black criminals.

    “Koreans can do this, because they are willing to strap on guns, and fight off black criminals.”

    Do you think Korean Americans are more likely to be pro-2nd amendment than Chinese Americans?

  155. @Eric Ruttencutter
    Unbearable straightness of professional sports
    Unbearable gayness of the fashion industry
    Unbearable Jewishness of Hollywood
    The possibilities of this approach are endless...

    “Unbearable Jewishness of Hollywood
    The possibilities of this approach are endless…”

    They still just call it the unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood. Blacks don’t consider Jews to be People Of Color.

  156. @RaceRealist88
    The reason for the disparity in baseball is due to reaction time which is correlated highly with IQ.

    Studies done by Columbia University on Babe Ruth while he was playing showed that he could react to visual and sound cues better than the normal population, as well as having better hand-eye coordination than 98.8 percent of the population. A great proportion of MLB players have 20/20 vision or better.

    http://www.livescience.com/4685-mind-games-great-baseball-player-great.html

    You need good reaction time to be a good baseball player.

    http://notpoliticallycorrect.me/2016/01/20/hbd-and-sports-baseball/

    When will we see articles from the other side saying that basketball and football are too black? They then cite genetic differences as the cause; yet wont cite the genetic differences in baseball and how IQ is a big reason for the disparity due to the high correlation between reaction time and IQ.

    “The reason for the disparity in baseball is due to reaction time which is correlated highly with IQ.”

    Are you saying most Mulatto and Black Hispanics have a high IQ? Because there is no shortage of Afro Hispanics in the MLB. Most Hispanics in the MLB do not look like they came straight out of Barcelona.

  157. @Dave Pinsen

    Doomsday prophets point to the N.F.L.’s dominant TV ratings, the advancing age of baseball’s core fans — the median age of baseball’s TV audience is 56; basketball’s is 41 — and the hordes of young acolytes who bury their heads in their phones to watch Vines of Steph Curry’s nimble acrobatics.
     
    The NFL is another animal. It's viewership is huge and transcends race.

    If anything, the NBA is more niche than baseball. Sure, it's popular among African Americans, and some leftish cosmopolitan whites, but most of its games are consigned to basic cable. Steph Curry might be the best player today, but his cultural impact is a fraction of that of earlier basketball greats like Michael Jordan or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

    “Steph Curry might be the best player today, but his cultural impact is a fraction of that of earlier basketball greats like Michael Jordan or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.”

    Steph is an anomaly. A blue eyed high yellow mixed race guy in a league dominated by very dark skin Black men.

  158. @RaceRealist88
    The reason for the disparity in baseball is due to reaction time which is correlated highly with IQ.

    Studies done by Columbia University on Babe Ruth while he was playing showed that he could react to visual and sound cues better than the normal population, as well as having better hand-eye coordination than 98.8 percent of the population. A great proportion of MLB players have 20/20 vision or better.

    http://www.livescience.com/4685-mind-games-great-baseball-player-great.html

    You need good reaction time to be a good baseball player.

    http://notpoliticallycorrect.me/2016/01/20/hbd-and-sports-baseball/

    When will we see articles from the other side saying that basketball and football are too black? They then cite genetic differences as the cause; yet wont cite the genetic differences in baseball and how IQ is a big reason for the disparity due to the high correlation between reaction time and IQ.

    As Colin Cowherd pointed out, Dominicans aren’t known for academic achievement, probably less than blaq Americans.

    • Replies: @RaceRealist88
    I know they aren't. That doesn't discredit my thesis though.
  159. @5371
    I doubt Babe Ruth would have tested at a high IQ. (Note. This is a knock on IQ, not on Babe Ruth.)

    This should be good.

    Whats wrong with IQ tests?

  160. @Marcus
    As Colin Cowherd pointed out, Dominicans aren't known for academic achievement, probably less than blaq Americans.

    I know they aren’t. That doesn’t discredit my thesis though.

    • Replies: @Marcus
    If IQ correlates to baseball success, it stands to reason that AA's would be much more represented than Caribbean blacks
  161. @Buffalo Joe
    Truth, years ago I was shopping in Boston with my daughter and we were near Faneuil Hall. There was a vendor selling sepia prints that he had made from old Boston Globe negatives that he had retrieved from a dumpster, when they went out of business. I can not forget one print that featured Ted Williams. He was in the locker room, wrapped in a white towel, with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. There was nothing athletic looking about him. He had a bit of a paunch, shoulders no wider than his hips and long unmuscular arms, but looks are deceiving. One of the best of all times and a Fighter Pilot in two wars.

    Ted Williams’ nickname was “the splendid splinter.” He was known for his skinniness:

    • Replies: @syonredux
    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ted-williams-of-the-boston-red-sox-walks-around-the-locker-news-photo/50531360
  162. @Buffalo Joe
    Forbes, Nothing and I mean nothing, makes me hit the Mute button faster than Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football. I can not stand the man. I miss Ron Jaworski and his measured commentary, Mike Trico is a good play by play announcer in my opinion.

    I liked Gruden when he started, but over time he became very hypey and annoying.

  163. @Truth
    Williams was Mexican.

    Half Mexican, Troofie; his father was the trashiest of white trash. His mother spent the majority of her time on her Salvation Army activities, and Williams was a latchkey kid who spent most of his time playing ball.

  164. @syonredux
    Ted Williams' nickname was "the splendid splinter." He was known for his skinniness:

    http://cache4.asset-cache.net/gc/50531360-ted-williams-of-the-boston-red-sox-walks-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=OCUJ5gVf7YdJQI2Xhkc2QPh67A2qZrnXGu9
  165. Jay Caspian Kang is the poster child for the immediate and complete cessation of any immigration at all. We do not need any more necrotic inflammatory purulent material infecting the body politic.

  166. @Steve Sailer
    Minor league baseball is a drag with endless bus rides from small town to small town. College baseball is fun (see the new Richard Linklater movie about his college baseball days "Everybody Wants Some!!") My alma mater Rice U. has ramped up its investment in baseball over the decades because it fits better than football or basketball.

    I think Linklater played for Sam Houston State around 1980, about 100 miles north of Rice.

    College baseball seems much more fun. The quality of women is also much higher. SEC sorority girls vs. Townie barfly from Peoria.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    Yup.
  167. @Marty T
    College baseball seems much more fun. The quality of women is also much higher. SEC sorority girls vs. Townie barfly from Peoria.

    Yup.

  168. “The Unbearable Yellowness of Ping-Pong”

  169. @Brutusale
    In the 70s I did business with a guy named Gene Conley who, like Ainge, played in both the NBA and MLB; he's the only pro athlete to play for championship pro teams in two sports. I asked him if he thought Ainge had the stick to have a career in the majors, and he said that Ainge would be the shooting guard in the NBA before he turned 25.

    I looked at Danny Ainge’s baseball statistics. He was a pretty terrible hitter. He never hit even .250 in the minors. Yet he got 211 games in the majors, where he hit .220 with no power. I’m guessing that because he had the option of pursuing a basketball career, he got over-promoted in baseball. Otherwise, he would have been bouncing around the lower minors for years. But because he had the option to walk away, he spent much of three years in the Bigs.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
    It was a feather in the Blue Jays' cap that they got the guy who ended up the Wooden Award/college basketball player of the year to play a different sport. He was a late pick in their first draft as an expansion team. He was an attraction for a team that needed one, and Ainge, still in school, held all the cards. Drew Henson at least showed a little pop and he had to slog through the bush leagues; unlike the Blue Jays with Ainge, the Yankee$ didn't need him to sell tickets.

    Little-known fact about Ainge is that he's the only high school athlete ever to be named first team high school All-American in three sports: basketball, baseball and football. He was also a two-time first team Academic All-America in college.

    And yes, iStevers, the Mormon has 6 kids. I recall a photo of Ainge standing next to his wife at the ceremony where he received the Wooden Award, the trophy in one hand and his daughter in the other.
    , @DWB
    Steve

    Grew up a Blue Jays' fan.

    IIRC, Ainge got to the big leagues quickly because he had a clause in his contract requiring him to be brought to The Show by a pre-specified time (he went directly from HS to AAA).

    Also, the Jays were just horrible in those days (in 1979, the year he hit the Bigs, the team lost 109 games).

    He was terrible.
  170. @Whiskey
    The NFL crushed MLB by strategic moves to be on national, free TV, for decades. While Baseball took slightly more lucrative regional cable packages but did not appear on national free to air TV during the crucial growth years of the late 1980s and 1990s. By the 2000's, it was clear the NFL had dominated, and that was due to the strategic choice to put as many games in front of as many people as possible for free.

    The NFL is now showing 10 Thursday night games on CBS/NBC, Twitter, etc. They are making it as easy as possible to see NFL games. Only the Monday Night games are on pay TV and likely they recognize that was a strategic mistake.

    By contrast, if you want to watch MLB games every day/week, you have to sign up for a free MLB.tv account and then stream over your ROKU or connected device. No national TV games on free to air TV every week.

    This is why say, the New England Patriots and New York Giants have a national fan following, and MLB teams have fanbases that are limited to the geographic areas.

    Bigger, more national sports can afford more "diversity," and of course the NFL is also dependent on cheap churn; highly athletic Black players come in, play for a few years and are so injured they cannot perform anymore and replaced by the new crop. Baseball being far more skill oriented rewards players who may be marginal athletically but have developed great skill -- Jaime Moyer, RA Dickey of Toronto being two examples.

    Didn't Astro's player Jose Altuve win the batting title a year or so ago? By being so short, 5 foot 5 inches, his strike zone was absurdly small?

    “By being so short, 5 foot 5 inches, his strike zone was absurdly small?”

    I HATE HATE HATE idiotic comments like this one.

    Altuve is also 170 lbs., pretty robust for a small guy. Think Kirby Puckett and Dustin Pedroia.

    Wait, there’s more!

    The Yankee$, the Dodger$, the Red $ox, the Cardinal$ don’t have national fanbases? Um, OK.

  171. @Steve Sailer
    I looked at Danny Ainge's baseball statistics. He was a pretty terrible hitter. He never hit even .250 in the minors. Yet he got 211 games in the majors, where he hit .220 with no power. I'm guessing that because he had the option of pursuing a basketball career, he got over-promoted in baseball. Otherwise, he would have been bouncing around the lower minors for years. But because he had the option to walk away, he spent much of three years in the Bigs.

    It was a feather in the Blue Jays’ cap that they got the guy who ended up the Wooden Award/college basketball player of the year to play a different sport. He was a late pick in their first draft as an expansion team. He was an attraction for a team that needed one, and Ainge, still in school, held all the cards. Drew Henson at least showed a little pop and he had to slog through the bush leagues; unlike the Blue Jays with Ainge, the Yankee$ didn’t need him to sell tickets.

    Little-known fact about Ainge is that he’s the only high school athlete ever to be named first team high school All-American in three sports: basketball, baseball and football. He was also a two-time first team Academic All-America in college.

    And yes, iStevers, the Mormon has 6 kids. I recall a photo of Ainge standing next to his wife at the ceremony where he received the Wooden Award, the trophy in one hand and his daughter in the other.

  172. @RaceRealist88
    I know they aren't. That doesn't discredit my thesis though.

    If IQ correlates to baseball success, it stands to reason that AA’s would be much more represented than Caribbean blacks

  173. @Truth



    Man, to be black and whiny and to know the right people….
     
    Yeah, to be white and know the right people sux.

    ROFL. you’re right. so many white guys just start whining about “racism” and instantly a job, fame, and/or a settlement comes there way. It’s an epidemic. (/sarcasm)

    do try to troll better.

  174. DWB says: • Website
    @Steve Sailer
    I looked at Danny Ainge's baseball statistics. He was a pretty terrible hitter. He never hit even .250 in the minors. Yet he got 211 games in the majors, where he hit .220 with no power. I'm guessing that because he had the option of pursuing a basketball career, he got over-promoted in baseball. Otherwise, he would have been bouncing around the lower minors for years. But because he had the option to walk away, he spent much of three years in the Bigs.

    Steve

    Grew up a Blue Jays’ fan.

    IIRC, Ainge got to the big leagues quickly because he had a clause in his contract requiring him to be brought to The Show by a pre-specified time (he went directly from HS to AAA).

    Also, the Jays were just horrible in those days (in 1979, the year he hit the Bigs, the team lost 109 games).

    He was terrible.

  175. MC says:
    @DWB
    MC's analysis is very astute. He is missing one enormous factor, and that is the role of the minor leagues in professional baseball.

    Football (and to an extent, the NBA) have as "minor leagues" only the NCAA - unpaid "student" athletes. Essentially, the major/minor league relationship means that - rather than the top 1000 or so players controlling 100 per cent of the market, if one considers that for each big league team, there is at least one Rookie League, and A, AA, and AAA team. So at minimum, the number of players "controlled" under contracts is four to five thousand.

    In the NFL, if you are not on an NFL roster, you are not playing professional football. Maybe you got a degree and are selling insurance. Maybe you're working at a car wash. Who knows?

    The point is this - the talent at the top level is scarce; on any relatively Gaussian distribution, the difference between the best player and the 100th best is probably a lot more than the distance between the 100th best and the 1000th best.

    The difference in ability between a marginal player playing for LA or playing for Albuquerque (is the Dodgers' AAA team still there?) is small. A lot might even be based on luck and opportunity. The guy who is in AA or AAA knows that, if he's patient, and maybe if Scott van Slyke pulls a hamstring or goes into a slump and gets released, he will get his chance.

    In the event of a strike, he is NOT going to cross a picket line if there is a strike. So, with a MLBPA strike, you will be replacing the best 1000 or so players with the 5000 to 6000th best.

    That is going to be a big diminution in quality.

    OTOH, in football, if the NFLPA strikes, the guy who JUST failed to make the Detroit Lions (maybe, he's the 1001st best player?) is going to jump at the chance to stop bagging groceries, as he knows this is it for him.

    The lack of a 'minor' league gives the NFL owners enormous power over the players that frankly, the owners of the MLB franchises do not have.

    Why do you think it was so easy to field 'replacement' teams during the NFL strike, but during the baseball strikes of 1981 or 1994, the owners could not?

    If there is a football strike, the teams will field squads of replacements in a month or less. That will never happen in MLB.

    THAT is why the union is so strong, not because the players can "wait out a strike".

    “THAT is why the union is so strong, not because the players can “wait out a strike”.”

    I agree with the rest of your comment, but it’s not an either/or. Every time there’s an NBA lockout, you hear rumors of players who are pressuring the union to cave because they have X number of babymamas and no savings.

  176. I think that MLB is even closer to representing America demographically than your chart suggests. At this time more than 25% of MLB players are foreign. [On opening day 2015 MLB announced that two-hundred and thirty players (26.8%) of 25-man rosters and inactive lists were born outside the 50 United States.] Most of the Latins and Asians are foreign. The high foreign share is partly a reflection of the decision by MLB to internationalize the sport. This commitment was reaffirmed last week by the commissioner when he spoke to the TV audience during the game between Tampa Bay and the Cuban national team.
    If we take only the 75% who are Americans, whites represent about 80% and blacks 11%, with the latter figure just a tad less than their share of the native population. My suspicion is that US-born Latins are underrepresented, but it would be hard to sell a special outreach program designed for them. Regardless of what the numbers say, during the same interview the commissioner seemed to assume that black underrepresentation required remedies. However, he reassured us that progress was being made in closing the alleged gap. With some sense of satisfaction the commissioner told us that 25% of the current draft picks were black.

  177. A side effect of baseball being relatively white is that it attracts a whiter crowd to the stands. Which means it’s a safer environment indide and immediately outside the stadium. Which then contributes to revenue. A virtuous cycle.

    Granted crowds at all pro sports are overwhelmingly white anyway, but at the lower levels the effect becomes more pronounced.

  178. @OsRazor
    What a terrific reveal of the thinking of young asian-americans! Their voting patterns certainly suggested as much, but it's becoming pretty clear that asians hate Whites even more than NAMs, but given their higher IQs (relative to NAMs) are much more classy about it. And of course they have swank degrees from cool schools to camouflage everything. This Chang guy's fantasy world involves butchering Whites on a mass scale. Fantastic. He's little different from the Korean guy with that Gagnam Style song a couple of years back who couldn't say enough bad things about the US. The buggers jsut hate us Whites a lot. Could it be that too many American servicemen took too many liberties with these guys' mothers and grandmothers on the Peninsula in the last 65 years. The Jews have their ancient grudges involving "exclusive" golf courses. At least the Koreans' seems a little more understandable.

    So much for Derbyshire's alliance of the "Ice People".

    That's why Steve's coalition of the fringes argument isn't very good. What unifies all non-Whites is their hatred of Whites. Asians hate us Whites a lot more than they fear AA or Blacks "dating" their daughters.

    Don’t fool yourself, Koreans do not want blacks dating their daughters. This Kang guy has learned that claiming or promoting victimization is the way to success in the leftist media. He’s a poser but he is smart enough to know that writing about the poor, downtrodden latino and black baseball players will give his tiny yellow self a little cred.

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