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#1 papasmurfbell

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 02:12 PM

http://nypost.com/20...-media-ignores/

 

 
The bigoted, Jew-ranting Oriole whom the media ignores

For sustaining evidence of a world gone nuts with the media’s steady, selective and frightened compliance, there’s Delmon Young — now with the Orioles, who spent the week here playing the Mets, then Yankees.

But first the lasting legacy of John Rocker — the big, white, not too bright Braves pitcher quoted in Sports Illustrated making bigoted, ethnic and racist remarks about NYC’s inhabitants.

Though he broke no laws or jaws, Rocker, at 24, became a national symbol of hate, a pariah, too. On TV, radio and in print — “Saturday Night Live” to “The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” — it became requisite to condemn and/or mock Rocker.

That was 1999, yet Rocker remains synonymous with intolerable bigotry.

In 2012, while in NYC with the Tigers — once Hank Greenberg’s team — Delmon Young, 26-year-old black man shouting vulgar hatred of Jews, beat an unsuspecting man outside a Manhattan hotel, a man he mistakenly thought was Jewish.

That was a crime. Young was charged with assault, drunk and disorderly conduct, and a hate crime. He later would cop a plea that included not much, unless 10 hours of community service and chatting with a Holocaust survivor is harsh.

It wasn’t as if the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson were going to scold Young, tell him that the preponderance of non-black blood spilled by civil rights activists in the South during the 1960s was Jewish.

And though Rocker could pitch no more without obligatory condemnation of his hateful words, Young, despite beating a defenseless man he thought was Jewish, was issued a media look-away pass — from the start.

Rocker was suspended from baseball for 73 days. Young got seven.

Since that assault, Young has played in 22 postseason games, all nationally televised, and on several networks. Yet not one play-by-play man, color commentator, studio analyst or field reporter has even hinted that Young assaulted a man based on what he thought was his religion. Even in the year he was arrested, when he played five playoff games, that didn’t make the TV cut.

In July 2013, media, politicians, and social and racial activists in and beyond Philadelphia were outraged after white Eagles receiver Riley Cooper was captured on a cellphone video speaking the “N word,” which seems to have become a segregated, “Blacks Only” slur.

Among the incensed was African-American Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who demanded the Eagles dump Cooper. But six months earlier, when the Phillies signed Delmon Young? Nutter was silent.

That Cooper remains with the Eagles is all ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith needs to strongly suggest/scream that the Eagles are racist! What did Smith think about Young’s signing with the Phils? Then the O’s? Imagine that, can’t hear him.

So Young was back in NYC on Tuesday, leading off the second on SNY. Neither Gary Cohen nor Ron Darling said a thing about, er, ah, you know what. They spoke about his career — he’s a good line drive hitter, but nothing about, well, that other thing.

Thursday, back in Yankee Stadium, Young lined out on the first pitch to end the top of the first. But there was time during his next at-bat. On YES, Michael Kay, Ken Singleton and Paul O’Neill only said that throughout his career, Young has been a good hitter.

Hey, it’s not as if Delmon Young’s John Rocker, ya know?

 

 


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 08:05 AM

It wasn’t as if the Rev. Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse “Hymietown” Jackson were going to scold Young...

 

And that's where the writer lost me.


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#3 papasmurfbell

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 08:28 AM

It is the post and they go over the top.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 03:51 PM

So why read it?

But no, I didn't hear that.
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#5 papasmurfbell

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Posted 12 May 2015 - 03:53 PM

Well the conviction is real.  That is troubling.  If it was just rumors I would not have even posted this.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 06:16 PM

Well, party of the reason is how it all seems to have gone away in his record. He pleaded to a misdemeanor and after punishment got it reduced further to just a violation and removed from his criminal record.

And while I am no apologist not sympathizer, as toil hear me say the same in all cases especially when someone is intoxicated, do their stupid words make them racist or anti Semitic? The Post article outright calls him an anti Semite practically. But to all knowledge, this was a single incident of, in the Daily News article, yelling and getting in what ESPN called a scuffle. Apparently others were involved and not charged nor arrested. And at the time he was placed on the tiger's restricted list for a few days.

Anyway - I honestly don't care much for Young. I think he's always had a rep. But I'm just not sure of relevance these days?
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#7 thundercleetz

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Posted 15 May 2015 - 07:32 AM

Young had a noted temper as a younger player. Anyone remember this?



However, from everything written about him recently seems to suggest he's calmed down a lot. I agree with DC, this was a single incident in regards to the Jewish comment. I think that incident moreso highlights his noted anger problems in the past than being a racist or bigot.
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