Gary Sheffield has been thinking long and hard about how best to protect Elijah Dukes from those who would keep Dukes from being able to threaten mothers and their children. Let's be honest. If Dukes wants to call you up and tell you that "You're [expletive] dead, dawg... And so's your kid," then, by gum, Gary Sheffield will be the guy to help him do it.
Sheffield also has decided to chime in on why there are fewer blacks playing baseball these days. It's actually something that's been said before. Basically, Latinos have replaced blacks. The reason why they've replaced blacks is what's really interesting. Apparently, there are more Latinos in baseball because the white man is able to control them in a way that he can't control the black man.
"These are the things my race demands. So, if you're equally good as this Latin player, guess who's going to get sent home? I know a lot of players that are home now can outplay a lot of these guys."