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Sunday baseball notes

MLB still lacks interest from African-Americans

We have dealt with the decline in African-American participation in baseball quite a bit over the past few years, but the questions we raise remain difficult to answer.

We know inner-city kids trend toward basketball and football. We know baseball doesn’t market its great African-American athletes like the NBA or NFL. Even the celebration of Jackie Robinson through books and films doesn’t seem to inspire African-American youth to play the game Robinson so loved, and paved the way for others to enjoy and participate.

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