Friday, May 23, 2008

A White Displays Athleticism; The Media Celebrates

In Wednesday's Orioles-Sombodies game, RF Nick Markakis (a white) and CF Adam Jones (a black) went after the same ball in right field and Markakis made a not-too-difficult catch on the warning track.

Here's how Baseball Tonight's Steve Berthiaume described the highlight:

"Somehow Markakis outleaps Adam Jones here at the wall."


This came on the heels of Chris Welsh describing Matt Kemp as "deceptively quick" during the Reds-Dodgers series earlier this week.

Thank God Steve Berthiaume restored order to my universe.

-Brad Spieser (