Dodgers' Dave Roberts calls out MLB for reducing opportunities for Black players

Apr 15, 2022

The word Dave Roberts kept coming back to was “uncomfortable.”

Jackie Robinson Day is the day Major League Baseball celebrates all it has done to bring Black people back to baseball. On this 75th anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier, Roberts is using the day to call out MLB for cutting back on opportunities for Black players.

“It’s really hit me in the face,” Roberts said, “that I have to be uncomfortable.”

To call Robinson a Hall of Fame baseball player is a painfully incomplete description, almost a mythology. He was an activist for civil rights and for social justice.

Source: Yahoo Sports
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