Dontrelle Willis Did Not Land On Plymouth Rock


We hadn't noticed — because we're devils, of course — but something rare happened in baseball yesterday: Two black starting pitchers went against each other. Florida's Dontrelle Willis earned his 17th win over the Dodgers' Edwin Jackson, and it has the always sane folks at Black Athlete comparing it to a solar eclipse and getting all typically poetic.

In other words 24 of the other 30 MLB teams don't have a Black starting pitcher or in yet other words with 150 or more roster starting pitchers currently working in MLB baseball 6 of 150+ are African American and that is why Monday's MLB game Marlins vs. Dodgers Willis vs. Jackson was so noteworthy and why there may be numerous Solar Eclipses before 2 Black MLB starting pitchers face each other Again Pray for the Future of Baseball.

BlackBox [Black Athlete]
Willis Wins No. 17 [The Benedict Blog]