Aug 9, 2013, 11:33 AM EDT
Interesting article from Richard Griffin, in which he talks to Jose Reyes, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion about the alarming number of Dominican players who were involved in the Biogenesis mess and PED stuff in general. Each of them talks about why that may be and what could be done about it.
I find it interesting in that they all don’t see the matter the same way. One talks about the clear incentives to escape poverty, but others talk about how baseball education and cultural stuff could be playing a part too.
No real grand takeaways here, but it’s neat to hear guys talking about the problem in rational Earth-bound terms rather than turning it into a morality play.
- Hank Aaron is getting vile racist hate mail in retaliation for pointing out that racism still exists (244)
- “They Don’t Know Henry” (162)
- The Red Sox are still steamed that a PED guy played against them in the playoffs last year (130)
- Doug Glanville’s story about being racially profiled at his own home (125)
- There is still a racial divide in baseball (112)