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7/8/2003  1:18 PM
they trying to nail him, this is so funny.

Cubs manager says history supports his remarks

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Associated Press


CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Dusty Baker didn't back down Monday when asked about his recent comments that black and Latin players were better suited to play in the heat than white players.

"I meant what I said. ... I try to be as honest as possible, and if that's how I feel, then that's how I feel," he told reporters before Monday's game, a 6-3 win by the Cubs over Florida.

On Saturday, in another pregame talk with reporters, Baker said: "We were brought over here for the heat. Isn't that history? Your skin color is more conducive to heat than it is to the lighter-skinned people. I don't see brothers running around burnt."

Those comments have since prompted debate on radio shows and in newspaper columns across the country.

"It doesn't really matter to me because that's what I said. I'm not going to take it back," Baker said. "What I said to you guys is what I said to my team. I told my other teammates this a long time ago, too. When we talk about how hot it is, I told them that's why my ancestors were brought over here, for that reason, and that's history.

"My mother was a black-American history teacher in Sacramento," he said. "... A lot of people don't know history, that's what it sounds like to me. If they take it as reverse racism ... then they can take it wherever they want to take it."




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7/8/2003  2:50 PM
Funny... I thought of you when I heard about this...
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7/8/2003  4:08 PM
i dont like the heat much pike, but i dont get burnt either. if thats what you were thinking.
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7/8/2003  5:57 PM
... man you're soooo suspicious... like I'm the devil or something...
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7/9/2003  11:09 AM
Dusty Baker... is OUT OF HIS MIND for not selecting Dontelle Willis for the ALL STAR game. OUTRAGEOUS!! John Harper of the Daily news had an excellent article talking about baseballs failure to promote one of their MOST exciting players... and Gary Sheffield commented what an impact a 19 year old rookie named Dwight Gooden had on young boys in the black community... how much the kids wanted to be like him... so what does Dusty Baker do in his infinite wisdom? Leaves the guy off the roster... !!
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7/10/2003  11:09 AM
i'm trying to figure out why they are trying to make his comments racist

i don't think they are even sure how they can twist them to make them seem racist

if alan trammel said it then i think it would be racist.

if i said playa, "i bet all you ate on the 4th of july was watermelon", then NO that wouldn't be racist cause i fit that stereotype too supposedly

life is crazy aint it

[Edited by - prodson on 07/10/2003 11:46:18]
all those years as a fan and now i'm the anti-knick. life is crazy aint it.
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7/10/2003  11:36 AM
yeah dontrell should be on the team no doubt, but dusty said he never saw the kid pitch.
but dontrell should be on team becuase he deserves it, not becuase of any other reason.

Prod, definately no racist, The media is just sitting on this like "DAMN we cant use this"!..lol
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7/10/2003  11:42 AM
Of course he deserves it... I mean Benitez is on the team and Willis isn't? What's this world coming to

As far as the racist thing... it's unfortunate people can't say what's on their mind. They have to constantly be worrying about being "politically correct"... I would have hoped in the 21st century... we could have gotten beyond all the BS.
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7/10/2003  11:44 AM
Posted by ARES:



Prod, definately no racist, The media is just sitting on this like "DAMN we cant use this"!..lol

how can a man named dusty be racist. HAHAHAHA
all those years as a fan and now i'm the anti-knick. life is crazy aint it.
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7/11/2003  12:34 PM
Can you believe how much air time this Randall Simon thing is getting? The press acts like we bombed Iraq or something... they took a total NON EVENT and made it a media circus... ESPN being the main culprit. Bogus... really.
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7/11/2003  1:07 PM
even the girl says the thing is a big joke.
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7/11/2003  2:01 PM
... if I see the sausages run down the third base line one more time, I'm going to throw up my lunch.

[Edited by - Pike on 07/11/2003 14:02:47]
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