Almost All Baseball Announcers Are White Dudes. Why?

04/03/2015 12:54 pm ET
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Here’s a story Los Angeles Angels radio and television announcer José Mota tells about pitcher Bartolo Colón and mangos.

After joining the team in 2004, Colón was off to a bad start. Reporters were starting to ask questions about the 260-pound hurler’s weight.

“Where I come from the big mango trees — the ones with the really ripe mangoes — are the ones we throw rocks at,” the Dominican-born pitcher told befuddled reporters in Spanish.

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