Despite the presence of many Latino players, there is still only one Latino manager in the top echelon of U.S. professional baseball.
The controversial issue isn’t going away. But the focus should be on the big-revenue-producing sports, football and basketball.
The Pentagon shells out millions for sports leagues to "support the troops" with cheap stunts.
In sporting events across the country the religion of sports fuses with the religion of war -- a mark of all militarized societies Games at Fenway are as much about venerating the military as the Red Sox The religion of sports fuses with the religion of war in all militarized societies .
There's a ripple of movement in Congress to strip nonprofit status from pro sports businesses such as the NFL and PGA, raising fresh questions about why taxpayers should support billion-dollar entertainment industries.
The obligations of religious toleration and pluralism require all who care not a bit about baseball to accept that Opening Day is more than the beginning of a sports season. It is a great religious festival.
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