On the most recent episode of HBO's Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, Chris Rock talked about the loneliness of being a black baseball fan in 2015, at a time when fewer than 10 percent of baseball's players and fans are black.

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Play Ball! Baseball Season Gets Underway

Apr 3, 2015

The 2015 Major League Baseball season opens Sunday night with the St. Louis Cardinals playing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The rest of the teams open their seasons Monday.

If you go by the Las Vegas odds, the Washington Nationals (5 to 1) are the favorites to win the World Series this year, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers (8 to 1), Los Angeles Angels (12 to 1), St. Louis Cardinals (13 to 1), and the Boston Red Sox (14 to 1).

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A long quiet history of the Tejano baseball leagues is starting to raise its voice. In the early 1900s, baseball in south Texas was a big deal. The Brownsville Tigers, the Mission 30-30s, the San Antonio Bears and many, many more were playing all across the region to healthy crowd sizes of well dressed fans. Some of these teams dated back to the 1800s.