By Anthony McClean, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus Dear baseball gods. I know y’all are a bit busy this week getting ready for the usual October festivities. But I’m just asking for a couple of minutes of your time. I’m not one to be asking for public favors, but in this case, I’ll make an exception. It’s about […]
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By Harold Michael Harvey In 2017, the Atlanta Braves packed up and moved the team twenty miles north of Turner Field, less than a mile outside the city limits, but clear into the next county. Turner Field had been home to the Braves since the 1996 Olympics gifted the team a new stadium. There was […]
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He wasn’t supposed to be the guy. He wasn’t even on the radar.
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By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Major League Baseball cannot get the story straight or attract inner city children i.e. African and Latin-X- Americans to the game. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series this year over the Tampa Bay Rays four games to two. The Series ended with another Covid-19 controversy, the continuation […]
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EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, BASN Newsroom honors the accomplishments of these great athletes and their dedication to military service in a story that first appeared on the site in May 2006. By Tony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus When it was all said and done, they chose […]
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Today as we celebrate the 73rd anniversary of his first game in Brooklyn, we try to shed some light on the life of Jackie Robinson.
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By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Here are more examples of how Black athletes changed the games and continue to show their greatness under fire. Now think about the mental and physical issues white players and athletics never understand and never have to go through to play the game they love. BASEBALL Major League […]
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By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Remember most of us were once the younger fan. We remember our first MLB game, remember our first World Series, and remember meeting our first player. This will be lost if MLB does not change. “Baseball being baseball” does not get it. They have lost at least […]
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THE COST OF TAKING A STAND By Patrick Freeman The Mighty O’Ba Sports Report BUFFALO, NY : The year was 1993 and most NFL players were celebrating their victory in free agency; but Freeman McNeil, who was the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against the NFL never benefited from his sacrifice. McNeil would have been […]
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By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.– If Major League Baseball wants to get back into the hearts and minds of the American people, it needs to take steps toward the future, not keep returning to the past. Baseball is sick, its problems are so great, that 20 different medicines as prescribed by this doctor […]
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