Back in 2005, the Houston Astros became the first team in more than 50 years to play in the World Series without a single black player on their roster. But things have changed drastically since then. Going into this season, the Astros could have as many as four black players on the roster. And it has also added several high-profile Hispanic players. The roster changes make sense, since the team also has its first black manager, Cecil Cooper. Cooper says he doesn’t think the addition of minority players was done because of the negative publicity from the ’05 series. But he says it would have felt strange for him to be managing a team with no black players.
Insite Question: Should professional sports organizations consider race in the make up of their team or it shouldn’t play a factor?