October 26, 2005

Latin Legends team announced.: You can catch them being presented prior to Game 4 of the World Series (which is happening right now if it is in fact, right now).

posted by panoptican to baseball at 07:27 PM - 14 comments

I am typing this (right now)

posted by Turbo at 09:07 PM on October 26

Wow! There were some Grade-A quality ball players on that field tonight! Nice recognitions!

posted by zippinglou at 09:15 PM on October 26

So when do the complaints that there aren't enough black players in this list start?

posted by rodgerd at 10:12 PM on October 26

A.Is it now? i missed now. When? just now. B. Why the hell would black folks want "black players" listed on a damn "latin" recognition list. Oh you're one of those "2 race people"? "theres white....and then everyone else"? I really think the previous post should be removed(rodgerd's post) It has nothing to do with the topic, and its down right racist. Unless of course this site condones subtle racism. And 4. Congrats to all latinos that made the list.

posted by RZA at 11:23 PM on October 26

I think he was kidding, RZA... Although it is interesting how many Latino players are dark-skinned enough to be called black, when they aren't african-american. A Babe Ruth never had to face a Pedro Martinez or a Juan Marichal, for example...

posted by hincandenza at 11:26 PM on October 26

I'm pretty sure that rodgerd is kidding, and is referencing previous topics about the Navy football team and the decline of black representation in MLB. Someone needs to come up with an emoticon that properly represents sarcasm. The :) just doesn't cut it for me.

posted by grum@work at 12:06 AM on October 27

Although it is interesting how many Latino players are dark-skinned enough to be called black, when they aren't african-american.
Last I heard, the Dominican Republic and other Caribbean nations are part of America per se (continent), thus they would qualify as African-American..... They are Latino "blacks", same race... they just sweat a bit more! ....

posted by zippinglou at 06:51 AM on October 27

I'm just sorry I forgot all the Latin I learned in hgh school. It would be really nice to talk to some of those fellas :/

posted by Bury Bonds at 08:17 AM on October 27

Wow that would make a hell of a team!

posted by redsoxrgay at 01:54 PM on October 27

I'm just sorry I forgot all the Latin I learned in hgh school. It would be really nice to talk to some of those fellas :/

posted by Bury Bonds at 8:17 AM CST on October 27 By the way, the term Latino applies to the language from which Spanish originates from, "Latin", not the different races which can varie from Hispanic, Afro-American, Natives, etc. There are other languages that also derive from Latin, such as French, Italian, Portuguese.... English derives from German (Saxons).
Latin per se is a "dead" language, you will not be able to speak it with many people other than your "catholic priest", but Im sure you would enjoy such an encounter, Bury Bonds!

posted by zippinglou at 02:09 PM on October 27

I was put off by the fact that seven of the twelve players selected were still playing. ARod, a legend? Hmmmm. Tony Perez, Jose Cruz, Luis Aparicio, Orlando Cepeda, Al Lopez, for example. I'd have taken just about any of them over somebody who's currently playing. This is what happens when fans get to vote on things they know very little about.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:02 PM on October 27

Sorry, im white/african american. And when i reread his post from my white side. i guess i can find the humor in it.

posted by RZA at 06:13 PM on October 27

grum@work: Indeed. Because people can't pick up sarcasm. The racial politics are amusing. Tiger Woods is part East-Asian, part black American, part a bunch of other stuff, and he's a Black American. These guys are part Spanish, part Black, born in north or central America, but they're Hispanic (and Spanish is not apparently "white" in the way French, or English, or Irish, or Italian are). In a better world, none of it would matter.

posted by rodgerd at 07:32 PM on October 27

Fox introduced the Latino Legends Team segment with shots of great Latino ballplayers. The theme music was Tu' vuo' fa' l'americano. Years of great music from Latin America and they picked Tu' vuo' fa' l'americano?! Understand my disbelief. They chose to feature the Latino players while playing a song written in an Italian dialect about foolish Italians who are aping American culture. Did Fox think the song was in Spanish? Obviously no one bothered to understand the song at all. I actually wrote this on my blog that night, but since my wife stopped reading it no one noticed

posted by ?! at 11:59 PM on October 28

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