Pre-Opening Day Hypocrisy

I'll weigh in Sunday night with thoughts on the Cubs opener in Cincinnati.

For now, as I get back into the swing of things, I wanted to commend Deadspin for skewering Major League Baseball and its latest monument to hypocrisy--MLB's own hypocrisy--something called The Civil Rights Game. I was struck by the irony of the film montage produced and aired by ESPN before the St. Louis/Cleveland exhibition game, a piece that featured, however briefly, Ty Cobb, one of the game's most infamous racists. Deadspin and the New York Daily News found far greater hypocrisy in another aspect of the contest. You should read their analysis.

Bud Selig should also read it.


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