Political Talk at the MLB Draft


Marc, Jason and Katy had an amazing experience at Major League Baseball’s draft at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We met some of the surviving members of the Negro League baseball teams, picked to represent the current MLB teams in a special event organized by former major league Dave Winfield.

But while we were interviewing the players, we noticed a theme — we’d ask them about what it was like being a minority in the ’40s and ’50s, and the differences they see in the world today, and many of them brought up the current political climate. The draft was held less than 48 hours after presidential candidate Barack Obama secured enough electoral and delegate votes to clinch the Democratic nomination, and it was clear most people in the room saw that as another major milestone for African-Americans.

To see the story that sparked this political discussion, click here.