While doing some research this afternoon on the hiring of Jimmie Lee Solomon as MLB's new executive vice president of baseball operations, we came across a site we hadn't seen before: BlackAthlete.net. The goal of the site seems noble enough; they're trying to support the hiring and promotion of black coaches and administrators in mainstream sports. That's cool. We're down with that. Dope.
But they might be climbing an impassable hill with their newest crusade: Black-ing Up Nascar. The site calls for more black race car drivers. Yeah. Good one. For their next cause, they should try to get more straight women to play softball. (Props to Oddjack.com for that joke.)