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FOR THE RECORD | 2000-07-15

John Rocker was sent down from the Atlanta Braves to the Richmond team for a few games because his pitching had suffered from the abuse he received from the thugs in the stadium and in the media. If he had been black, and his comments had been about killing cops he would have had no trouble with them. Rappers make money pushing that stuff. But Rocker attacked New York's diversity, and nobody is allowed to attack diversity.

At his first game, Richmond at Toledo, Rocker was once again given a roaring welcome by the fans which was completely without precedent. You are not going to read this in the regular media, only on the Internet.