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Old 04-30-2019, 10:59 PM
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Default Sports Illustrated Article on Tim Anderson

http://go.si.com/4jo2PUj
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:23 PM
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Old 04-30-2019, 11:34 PM
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Good read. Tim is one of my faves. I hope he continues all the good stuff heís done this year.
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Old 05-01-2019, 02:38 PM
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Excellent read. Makes me even more excited that we have him, and not Machado, at Short.
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Old 05-02-2019, 12:44 AM
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Makes me proud to be a sox fan. Up there with protesting the steroid testing to make it mandatory.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:00 AM
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Pretty good. I didn't think I could get into SI (for some reason). Just for the record, he did lay his bat down on his last HR, which was not a walkoff. Save the flips for game winners, TA.

I didn't realize there were so few black players numerically speaking. Wow. I'd like to see an article on the why's of it. Any suggestions? Prolly not a good idea to discuss them here, too likely to go off the tracks.
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Old 05-02-2019, 02:29 AM
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Pretty good. I didn't think I could get into SI (for some reason). Just for the record, he did lay his bat down on his last HR, which was not a walkoff. Save the flips for game winners, TA.

I didn't realize there were so few black players numerically speaking. Wow. I'd like to see an article on the why's of it. Any suggestions? Prolly not a good idea to discuss them here, too likely to go off the tracks.
If i had to guess, there's not enough instant fame to be had. No one person can dominate the game every single night. Baseball is still too much of a team game. There's more that I could say about possible reasons, but that could derail this discussion.
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:02 AM
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If you are an young male athlete, there are much shorter pathways to the highest levels of professional ball, in both basketball and football, than in baseball.

If baseball wants to attract more of the top athletic talent - including young African-American men - it needs to pay its minor league players better and offer them more organized and structured opportunities to complete a college education (whether they were drafted straight out of high school or before graduating college), to include not just a traditional bachelorís degree but also opportunities to develop skills in good-paying trades (like plumbing or precision manufacturing, for instance).

Iím not sure all that would have kept Kyler Murray from declaring for the NFL draft - provided he is able to avoid too many bad injuries and CTE, heís made the right choice for his financial future to be drafted at the top of the NFL draft. Even if he never takes a single snap, heíll make enough guaranteed money in his rookie contract to provide for the rest of his life. But I do think a comprehensive program such as what I have described would attract more Tim Andersons into professional baseball.

I realize it is not the job of the MLBPA to advocate for major league players, but I hope they will do the enlightened thing and push the owners - who easily can afford it - to do more for minor league players during the next CBA negotiations.

In any case, for many reasons I am glad Tim Anderson is the White Sox shortstop.
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Old 05-02-2019, 09:41 AM
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Pretty good. I didn't think I could get into SI (for some reason). Just for the record, he did lay his bat down on his last HR, which was not a walkoff. Save the flips for game winners, TA.

I didn't realize there were so few black players numerically speaking. Wow. I'd like to see an article on the why's of it. Any suggestions? Prolly not a good idea to discuss them here, too likely to go off the tracks.
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If i had to guess, there's not enough instant fame to be had. No one person can dominate the game every single night. Baseball is still too much of a team game. There's more that I could say about possible reasons, but that could derail this discussion.
Nope. Itís about access and opportunity. While it is not as bad as youth soccer in this country, a lot of young baseball players with potential simply donít have access to opportunities to develop their games. Little League is not as prominent and wide-spread as it was when I was a kid and a lot of the organized play now requires travel and time commitment for the parents. In contrast, basketball and football are as accessible as they always have been, maybe even more so.

Added to all that is that the current prime professional generation has grown up in a world where the NBA, NFL and college basketball and football all are more popular than they ever have been, with baseball suffering in terms of competing for interested fans. It was not until the 80s that baseballís place at the top of the American sports hierarchy was challenged. For those of us who are old enough to remember when baseball was the undisputed king, this all seems kind of strange, while for 30-somethings and younger, this is the world they have always known.
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Old 05-02-2019, 10:21 AM
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Anderson is the type of player that the fans will love when hes going good and not much love when hes going bad.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:14 PM
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I naively thought the article was going to be about how difficult it is to play for a team that is clearly rebuilding, lost 100 games last year, yet deal with the pressure of being a key part of the rebuild while working your butt off every day, having a good start individually and meanwhile getting the team off to a good start.

Instead, the writer had a predetermined agenda and hammered it home which is a shame because there is so much more to Tim's play other than a bat flip but that's not interesting of a story for Sports Illustrated.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:27 PM
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Anderson has just been named A.L. Player of the Month for March / April.
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