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    Caste Football Looks at the 2008 National League
    Race; Posted on: 2008-04-13 15:59:11 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
    A Hero

    The racial dynamics in professional baseball remain the same in 2008 as they have been for some time now – very aggressive recruitment and development of non-American players, along with very aggressive recruitment and development of black players inside America. Academies have been established in the Dominican Republic and elsewhere in Latin America to develop Hispanic prospects. Scouts are constantly scouring Japan, South Korea and other Asian countries for players to sign. Academies and programs have been set up in numerous U.S. inner cities to develop black prospects. The only players not aggressively recruited and developed in this manner are white Americans.

    Despite this, white Americans dominate baseball in the United States. About 95 percent of players in the major college baseball programs are white; however, quite unlike the NFL, this domination at the collegiate level doesn’t translate into domination at the pro level because of baseball’s commitment to “globalism.” Over half the players in the minor leagues are hispanics, and the number of Asians also continues to increase. Meantime the media wails and shrieks about the declining number of black Americans in professional baseball in spite of MLB doing everything possible to recruit and promote blacks. The black percentage of some 9 percent in the majors is decried as somehow being the result of “racism,” or because blacks can’t afford gloves and bats, or because blacks don’t like baseball. Given that blacks are represented roughly in proportion to their percentage of the U.S. population, the possibility that blacks just might not be vastly superior baseball players to whites and others is never considered, because the mythology of the Caste System holds that blacks are supermen athletes at any and all sports.

    The only ones who have a legitimate beef are white Americans, who are slowly but surely being systematically shut out of the sport they dominate, because of globalism and the refusal of the powers that be to accept white domination of baseball when America is being designed to be overtaken by an “inevitable” historical tide of “multiculturalism.”

    Here’s a look at the starting position players, starting pitchers, and closers of each National League team at the beginning of the ’08 season. Because of injuries, trades, demotions and promotions, starting lineups often change during the course of a season.


    NL CENTRAL:

    Cardinals: St. Louis has gone from unexpected World Series champs in 2006 to expected cellar dwellers in 2008, but weak or strong this franchise remains consistently white friendly. One of the great human interest stories in recent years is that of Rick Ankiel. Ankiel started 30 games for the Cards in 2000, going 11-7, then was afflicted with a case of the very rare and mysterious Steve Blass Disease, which causes a pitcher to lose the ability to throw strikes. Instead of giving up, Ankiel went down to the low minors and became an outfielder. His perseverance paid off when he was called up to the big club late in the '07 campaign and hit 11 homers in just 179 at bats. This season Ankiel is St. Louis' starting center fielder. He is joined in right by young Skip Schumaker and in left by another young player, Chris Duncan, giving the team an all-white outfield. Adam Kennedy is the 2B, with veteran slugger Troy Glaus replacing Scott Rolen at third. Four of the five starting pitchers are white -- potential star Adam Wainwright, Braden Looper, Kyle Ohse, and Todd Wellenmeyer. Former Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter is currently on the DL. Jason Isringhausen is the closer. He should go over the 300 mark in career saves in '08.

    Astros: The Astros had a great run of success before a down year last season. They have also received a lot of criticism for being "too white" even though their won-loss record spoke for itself. Perhaps responding to the hypocrites who love it when basketball and football teams are nearly all black but who wail and gnash their teeth when a predominantly white team does well, Houston is fielding its least white team in many years in 2008, along with black manager Cecil Cooper. 1B Lance Berkman is a proven superstar, a big-time slugger with a career .300 batting average. There is also a budding superstar in RF Hunter Pence, who as a rookie in 2007 hit .322 with 17 HR, 69 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in just 109 games. Rookie J. R. Towles is the starting catcher. He's joined in the infield by veterans Mark Loretta at second and Ty Wigginton at third. Roy Oswalt is the ace of the staff, one of the top pitchers in baseball every year. Chris Sampson and Brandon Backe are also starters, and 41-year-old veteran Woody Williams is also in the mix.

    Cubs: The Cubs appear to have a "glass ceiling" of no more than two white starting everyday players, and 2008 is no exception. Shortstop Ryan Theriot has 41 stolen bases in less than 700 career at bats. Mark DeRosa is the smooth fielding second baseman. After hot-tempered ace Carlos Zambrano, the other four starting pitchers are white -- Ted Lilly (15 wins in '07), Ryan Dempster (starting again after 3 seasons as the team's closer), Rich Hill (who looks to be a star in the making), and Jason Marquis. Perpetually injured fireballer Kerry Wood has been converted into Chicago's closer.

    Reds: Half of the starting eight in Cincy is white to start the season. Left fielder Adam Dunn has only a .248 lifetime BA and strikes out a whole bunch, but he also has four straight 40 homer seasons (including exactly 40 the past three years) and is good for 100+ RBIs and runs scored each season. Shortstop Jeff Keppinger hit .332 in half a season as a rookie in '07. The starting first base job is a toss-up between two white players, veteran Scott Hatteberg and rookie Joey Votto. Dave Ross is the catcher but began the season on the 15 day DL. Aaron Harang (16-6 in '07) is the star of the pitching staff, joined by Bronson Arroyo and Josh Fogg. David Weathers had 33 saves for the Reds last year, but is no longer the closer to start the new season.

    Brewers: The financially stingy Brew Crew usually has lots of player turnover each season, but they also have three extremely talented young white every day players. Ryan Braun quite simply tore up major league pitching as a rookie in 2007. He hit .324 and had an amazing 34 HR and 97 RBI in just 115 games, one of the best rookie campaigns ever. After playing third in '07 he begins '08 as Milwaukee's starter in left. In right is Corey Hart, who in his first full season in the bigs last year hit .295 with 24 HR and 81 RBIs. A great athlete, Hart also stole 23 bases, quite a feat for a 6'6" slugger. SS J.J. Hardy was on fire the first half of 2007, finishing the season with 26 homers and 80 RBIs to go with a .277 batting average. At 26, Hart is the oldest of the three young Brewers stars. At nearly 34, catcher Jason Kendall is no longer the elite hitter he once was, but he still sports a career .297 average and always plays all out. Oft-injured Ben Sheets has never reached the superstar status predicted for him but he is still a very effective starting pitcher when healthy. He's joined by three other white starters -- veteran Jeff Suppan, Dave Bush, and rookie Manny Parra. Eric Gagne, who was off the charts sensational with the Dodgers from '02 to '04 before the injury bug hit him, is being given the opportunity to assert himself as the Brewers' closer in 2008.

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