Gary Sheffield is at it again. He has a voice like no other in baseball, one that many people find very annoying, including me. Sheffield could not have made a more stupid comment than the one he just made. Race is the most difficult and dangerous subject for a player to talk about. When a player calls out a former manager for treating players of different races differently, he better have some excellent evidence to support his claim. Sheffield did that and he has no evidence. That’s just where the problems begin.
“Black players are treated differently than white players, particularly at Yankee Stadium. Black players had an issue with Joe Torre. They weren’t treated like everybody else.” Sheffield said. Now when Sheffield says “Black players”, he indicates that there are more black players who have a problem with Torre, but I don’t see anybody else coming forward. That’s because any other players who have the same opinion as Sheffield, are smart enough to keep their mouths shut. Continue reading “Sheffield Goes Too Far”