Cites racism in the game. Among other things he cites the 8% of players in the league who are African American. I'm not sure what he wants done about this particular issue or who he wants to do it. There are presently no barriers of any kind preventing African American kids from taking up baseball. There were concerns years ago that it was an expensive game b/c of all the equipment needed and that was the reason for declining interest in the game by African American kids, but there are plenty of youth baseball initiatives across the country that were started to tackle this. Besides, latinos have about a 28% representation in MLB and many of them come from even more impoverished areas than inner city African American youth. Mariano Rivera played with a cardboard glove as a kid. Kids play barefoot in the Dominican. That particular argument holds no water. Access to the game is not an issue. I'm just not sure what you can do? Even with such a small percentage representation in MLB, many of the games biggest and most marketed stars are and have been African American players. So it's not as if their presence in the game has been downplayed or minimized. Who knows why or for what reasons, but African American kids have demonstrated a strong preference for football and basketball. Can you mandate that teams have a certain percentage of African American players when there aren't enough who are interested in playing to enable those quotas be met?