Big 3 founder and LA native, Ice Cube has the remedy for his local Dodgers to advance further in the playoffs. Sign more African Americans on it’s roster.
Cube told TMZ plain and simple,
“They need to get some black ballplayers.
The Dodgers roster consist of 5 players that are of a different ethnic background of White ethnicity.
- Pedro Baez
- Dennis Santana
- Kenley Jansen
- Keibert Ruiz
- Andrew Toles
We know the Dodgers organization consists of Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson as a co-owner, and manager Dave Roberts, but the lack of diversity on this roster supports Ice Cubes statement.
It’s not just the Dodgers its the entire MLB. According to USA Today, last years numbers showed a gradual increase from 7.1 percent to 7.8 percent.
The article states,
“There are 68 African Americans on rosters, six more than a year ago, when baseball had its lowest percentage of black players since 1958”
The L.A. Dodgers have made it to the World Series 2 of the last 3 years, but pitching has been the issue for the Dodgers in the post season. The Dodgers 2019 season came to an end after losing to the Washington Nationals in a must win Game 5 NLDS.
The Dodgers did indeed have the best record in Baseball this season with a record of 106-56, and were picked by many experts to be the favorites out of the National League.
Flip the page to see Ice Cube tell TMZ the Dodgers need more Black ball players.