There is an interesting article in todays Tampa Tribune about the dwindling numbers of African Americans in major league baseball and it seems to have players and the commission stumped. Also, being from Philadelphia most of my life I would occasionally comment on the very very small amount of black faces I would see at Veteran's stadium while watching the Phils. It seems that African Americans kids are losing interest in baseball for basketball and football. Alot of the African-American superstars in the majors today are second generation. (Griffey, Bonds, Darren Oliver, Tim RainesJr. etc.) The article states that "the number of African American players in the game has nosedived to levels not seen since the earliest days of integration" The piece give many theories and opinions as to why this is taking place. What are your thoughts? I tried to post the URL for the article but I couldnt seem to find it online. It was written by Gordon Wittenmyer for Knight-Ridder Newspapers.