For African Americans, a World Series that looks like them – Los Angeles Times
The World Series began with a bang tonight as the Phillies beat the Rays 3-2. The major storylines are Tampa’s rise from worst to first and the Phillies breaking through to the big show. Another equally major storyline is the resurgence of young highly talented African Americans in baseball with players like Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, BJ Upton, and rookie phenom David Price.
Bill Shaikin of the LA times wrote a great article today about this storyline and it’s worth the read, twice over.