ARTICLE FROM si.com (Full story click here)
“One Man’s Opinion” by Gordon Curvey
Who was called the “N” word and fans tossed peanuts at him in a game in Fenway Park in Boston. Truly truly sad readers. Pic of myself and Adam here.
Good afternoon everyone. Gordon Curvey here. First of all I want to say thanks for your support through the years. Yes I had a problem a little while ago when I was tossed out of Safeco but that is water under the bridge.But the water has not went under the bridge when it comes to what I strongly believe is sad to say racism in MLB. And the above article points this out. I have interviewed former Mariner Adam Jones. A great young man who was the worst trade trade in Mariner history. He does a lot for the community of Baltimore in the inner city.When I read crap like what happened to Jones it bothers me. It bothers me that their is ONLY 62 African American MLB players currently on MLB teams. Only 62. Ladies in gentlemen this is why I request to come to Safeco and interview the few African Americans that are in the majors. To get their feelings on the lack of African Americans in MLB.I truly believe also the marketing of the Mariners and MLB IS NOT reaching “the hip-hop generation” like the NBA and NFL is doing. I see the Mariners commercials and truth be told I have to use the word “corny” Young inner city kids cannot relate to those spots. These are just facts.Young African American kids turn to football/basketball by age 12. I work with kids everyday. I asked a bunch of 10, 11 and 12 year old African American kids to name three African American MLB players. They could not name ONE! But of course they can name a whole bunch of African American NFL/NBA players. This is sad. They do not see ANY African American MLB players doing commercials. Unlike Lebron, Curry, Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Harden, Barkley, Shaq, John Wall, Anthony Davis, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Odell Beckham Jr, Cam Newton and more!!Chris Rock AND Adam Jones said baseball is a “white man’s sport”. Below is the link to Rock’s segment on HBO where he talked about how white baseball players are and the crowds who attend the games also.In my opinion the bigots who called Jones the N word and tossed peanuts at him etc should NEVER be allowed to attend a Red Sox game and should be fined $25,000 also. Adam Jones said this should happen and I agree 100%. MLB has a problem. And the commissioner was right to address this problem today. The Mayor of Boston did also.Ladies and gentlemen this is 2017 not 1948. MLB tries to celebrate “Jackie Robinson Day” every year. This is a joke! A big fat joke! Jackie would not be happy knowing their are ONLY 62 African Americans in the majors. And only two African American managers in Baker and Roberts. When I turn on a Mariners game from Safeco it is a sea of white faces.Yes I am very upset at this Adam Jones story. With Trump in the White House (well sometimes he is in the White House), racism is showing that it is alive and well. Just look at his cabinet.Over the years I have asked the Mariners to help me with advertising dollars with my business. I have not obtained one penny. I get a bunch of excuses. My program airs 24-7 in Washington State/Oregon and California on Comcast-On Demand and Xfinity X1. My entertainment program AND my urban sports program. And we stream online at musicinnercity.com and sportsinnercity.com We are not a little public access program. I have been in broadcasting over 26 years folks. And have interviewed legend after legend after legend.
Tim and Rebecca and Kelly and others who attend games at Safeco, take a look around in the stands. And see at the white faces. Root TV for sure shows them. Their is a segment during the games where they have Mariner fans on trips over seas or at home. They are ALWAYS white! ALWAYS.It is sad. It is just the opposite at for instance the Warriors game tonight a Cavs game or Spurs game or a Seahawks game. You see diversity. You see America. You see African Americans, Native Americans, Whites, East Africans, Asians etc.The terrible story about Adam Jones in Boston shows me again why I am needed with “Sports Inner City TV”. Sorry to say racism is alive and well folks. Sports radio KJR with it’s all white regular on air staff day and night for instance cannot discuss racism. They have never experienced it. Sorry to say EVERY African American man in America has. Including Adam Jones, David Price and others. We experience it EVERY DAY when we walk out our doors.And with Trump in the WH, things will not get better. See ya.———————————————————————————————————————————–Ladies and gentlemen the last day or so since this Jones incident happened, I have heard African American MLB players wondering what in the hell is going on. This is 2017 not 1948. And they are also saying a lot of incidents have happened for some reason in the city of Boston.It is known in the black community that Boston is a racist city. But readers I don’t give a damn!! I feel the sport of baseball is racist. There outreach to the African American community is terrible. And it seems it is getting worse not better sad to say.