Am I playing the race card if I ask why there isn't the same levels of concern for the apparent decline of jobs for whites in the sport?
Yeah, I know that 'we' (us whiteys) get some of the jobs. But then we also have to make sure that any jobs that open up in the front offices are offered to minorities. And then we have arguments over whether the jobs have gone to the right minorities, or why the minoroties were passed over in favor of whitey.
Baseball has been in decline for 'America's' Youth for some time now.
Sadly kids just aren't interested in it. They'd rather play basketball where they get to score more quickly, and aren't as dependent on others (teammates) to get their wins. Maybe soccer where they can kick the ball around and run up and down the field. Or, maybe video games of many different types.
I don't think any of this is happening because of some grand conspiracy on the part of the MLB to pick more controllable players. If the talent is there to be found, I'm sure that MLB would love to find it and put it to work as a future star to help bring in millions and millions of dollars for the robber barons that own the teams.
And the "World Series" is becoming just that! The decline in the percentage of blacks in Baseball is only racist when one categories Sammy Sosa as "non-black" just because he was not born in the USA.
Personally, I dont think it has to do with Race, the Draft, Handling or any conspiracy. It has to do with teams wanting to win, and going anywhere in the world to get the players to do just that.