White Sox Hall of Famer Frank Thomas believes Major League Baseball has a responsibility to get young African-American players back into the game.

“If they get something in the inner cities, provide cleats, baseballs, and bats, the black kids will play,” he said. “… We’ve got ex-black baseball players that would be willing to take jobs with Major League Baseball to teach baseball in the inner cities at these academies if they build them.”


Former New York Yankee Bernie Williams speaks to the media during a press conference to sign a one day contract with the New York Yankees to officially retire prior to the game against the New York Mets on April 24, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.(April 24, 2015 - Source: Mike Stobe/Getty Images North America)

Well I decided to buy MLB.TV for the year. Mostly because of work. If it’s going to be dead, I might as well listen to the ballgame.