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Golub: “Let’s make a Black baseball team.”

“Let’s make a Black baseball team.” William C. Rhoden, author of Forty Million Dollar Slaves, shared that idea, speaking on behalf of former MLB manager Jerry Manuel.  It would reinvigorate interest in the game from Black players, he said. It would make baseball more exciting. Most importantly, it would connect the game to Black culture and bring along more all-time greats like Hank Aaron, like Willie Mays.  It’s a fun idea.

Naidu: Not my World Series

This is not the World Series everybody wanted.  A matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers could not feature two more vintage blueblood franchises. The Dodgers haven’t won in three decades, but they’re still six-time World Series champions – they’re still the team that housed legends like Sandy Koufax, Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson. The Red Sox are no stranger to the limelight and World Series rings either, winning five years ago, with three championships since the year 2000.

TAYLOR: Games ending way too soon

I was just about to get into this World Series but now it seems the Giants have gone and swept Detroit 4-0. I realize baseball is not my strongest suit, but I can’t quite believe I missed that entirely. My local team won the biggest prize in Major League Baseball and there’s me out pumpkin carving.