Racial Relations in MLB Becoming Tense

After Gary Sheffield stated that the decrease in African-Americans in Major League Baseball was a result of Latinos being “easier to control”, Ozzie Guillen remarked that Latinos were being unfairly targeted in the steroid invesitgation. Though these two statements deal with different topics (player races vs. steroids), they both bring basebal’s racial relations into the spotlight. Sheffield and Guillen have never been shy about stating their opinions, but need to watch their step as one wrong word and the media hounds will be all over them. Today, Sheffield cleaned up his statements saying that he meant “nothing derogatory” toward Latin players in his previous remarks. Continue reading “Racial Relations in MLB Becoming Tense”