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Is lack of black fans a problem for MLB?

Updated: July 23, 2011, 12:57 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

It feels as if every few months we're reminded that black people don't like baseball.

We don't play the game, we don't come to the games, we prefer other games, etc. Recently Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson approached the subject in a thoughtful observation, telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram he would ask teammates to scan the crowd and "count the number of African-American people here at the stadium."

"At first, it starts off as a joke," he told the ...

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