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Sabermetricians truly color-blind

The thought that sabermetrics is the reason fewer American-born blacks are playing baseball is nonsensical.

Originally Published: July 18, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Item No. 1 ...

Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi along with Oakland's Billy Beane and other new-wavers believe in building offence through patience at the plate and taking no chances on the bases. That's a pre-WWII style of play. Under those criteria, Jackie Robinson could not have played in the majors. -- Richard Griffin in The Toronto Star, June 29

Item No. 2 ...

It is usually the American-born blacks' records and place that are resented instead of celebrated. For example, it's the ...

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