The Boston "White Sox"? Where Are the African Americans on the Boston Red Sox?

Frankie GraciContributor IMay 12, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 05:  Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates the final out of the sixth inning against the New York Yankees on May 5, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 7-3.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

I've noticed something really disturbing with the Boston Red Sox: they are 98 percent white and have zero African Americans! Really? Was this a conscience movement of sorts, or did this happen by default because the lack of African Americans in the game?

Some say, "but they do have blacks, look at Ortiz, and previous to that, Manny and others." But the problem is that they aren't African Americans, but they are black.

If the Red Sox aren't careful, they'll start to resemble the Bruins or hockey in general, where there are almost no blacks, period. Will MLB soon turn into the NHL, and eventually start losing viewers? It just can't be a good thing when a sport starts not to resemble "real America," 22 percent Latino, 15 percent black. Just try looking at a hockey game on television.