It's like the 60's all over again.
Way back then, like now, I was a big Tiger fan, a big American league fan. But back then SI and Game of the Week treated the AL like second class citizens.
The difference between then and now is that the NL really was better. Baseball Tonight hasn't got the memo.
Seems like they way overplay NL games and stars.
But I'll give credit where it's due, they did a nice job on Jackie Robinson Day, featuring Orioles outfielder Adam Young and his efforts to bring baseball to African American youth.
Did you know only eight percent of Major Leaguers are black?
Does it matter?
You can say it's because there isn't the baseball fields in the inner city, but hey, the St. Veronica field I played on was no gem. In fact, it was so bad, we prefered to play in the asphalt parking lot. At least the grounders took a true hop.
I know Tom mentioned the stone infield at Mumford.
Does the quality of the field matter?
Football is way more expensive to outfit than baseball.
What do you think?
Sweet recollections of 1976.