Friday, July 13, 2007

Odds & Ends: Cubans and Blacks in Baseball

  • According to multiple sources, Mark Cuban has submitted an application to purchase the Chicago Cubs. I wonder where someone gets one of those applications.

  • Chris Isidore of CNNMoney discusses why there are so few black baseball players. Interestingly, the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros have no black players on their rosters. Isidore attributes much of the problem to two trends: 1) More players are being drafted out of college rather than high school, and 2) Teams are signing more players than ever from outside the U.S..