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This Sporting Life: Naming names

Originally Published: October 16, 2009
By Jeff MacGregor | Page 2

With Hispanic Heritage Month just ending, a simple thought this week about baseball and the heroic power of the ordinary.

So let's talk for a minute about the scattered mess of ancient history and baseball and the unintentional wearing away of prejudice.

I was born what seems a very long time ago, in 1957, and when I was a kid, this is what "Hispanic" sounded like in America:

"Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you ...

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