A couple years ago, I wrote about the dearth of black baseball players. There were more black players on the Dodgers in 1950 than there are today, I wrote.
On ESPN’s “Mike & Mike” show yesterday, legendary NFL wide receiver Cris Carter tried to explain:
Mike Greenberg: How much attention to you pay to baseball, generally? As a general rule? You watch a lot of baseball or not so much?Greenberg changed the subject, so we never learned why Carter feels that a "boring" game like baseball attracts Hispanics but repels African-Americans.
Cris Carter: It’s too boring. It’s too slow. And I think it’s a lot of the reason why we don’t see a lot of African-Americans playing baseball. Or they stop at a very young age. Because it’s a slow game. And the other games — football and basketball — are far more exciting.