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MLB commissioner Bud Selig joins the FOX Sports South booth during the game to discuss civil rights.
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And it is a thrill to be joined on this civil rights weekend in Atlanta with the commissioner of Major League Baseball -- -- -- welcome. Beautiful thing and it's been a great weekend. Carlos -- starts things off and takes quick strike what does this weekend we can mean to you mentioned. You know Q given -- history. This. Talking about Henry and I have long -- the sport. -- In Steve backs up the play -- puts on the breaks. First hit for Philadelphia. You think back. The Jackie Robinson situation. All it meant. In 1947. Which is amazing long before the civil rights. Long before Harry Truman instantly. I -- it was pretty it was Branch Rickey in the fifth season. So that's been our history. Often say that they explode through social institution. We have those responsible reasoned should be grateful for them how little we've done. This weekend and it's just. Left the dimension to his left movie and see the honoree and the emotion when it's meant to be. It's and threw it. So and so very proud moving back connection yeah. -- to say I'm real proud of the way the Atlanta Braves have operated at this weekend to its time through and civil rights weekend great job -- That's Joey grabs you right it set -- Matt. And it's it's it's really there isn't great you wouldn't. Realities trying to bites you you can help himself. Reasons scoring position or you never know like if -- -- -- very scares me that's -- figure. They've pitched I'm just gonna say I think the Phillies granted great job setting up the rotation this games and again. These two guys to go ahead and how much influence to channel that none of the zero that you know I saw both managers coaching -- I've been a little quicker. I would've thanked him for this is -- subscription. We shouldn't. Think credit you know. Yes -- can't help himself. And obviously missed mission focus on civil rights weekend talk about. Includes African American players in our game. You mentioned you made -- percentages are down -- baseball doing to try to help make this game or practice field and Joseph is right and. But I think you're about to see a dramatic turnaround that we have a lot of -- built an academy in Compton California. Built one in Houston building one in Miami gonna have we're in Florida have some things here and it's all directed at the even cities and what we can do it if this happened. Over instant news and views. We have a 150000. Kids it's going to be -- program which is spectacular. So I am comfortable spot in the players -- functions and I think you're gonna see. At the very interest to me. Term. That's -- it's and. Rollins pops it up and shallow right. He skis underneath. -- and think that Jackie Robinson in the next generation and Jared will leave me Frank Robinson. About Gibson. And start to. Was amazing but then something's definitely systems. Nobody seems to -- -- I wish I could. I don't but I really. I'm very proud we're doing things never done before and I think you find this group's. Certainly more than anything and I said. Michael Martinez this. I know for a fact that the Braves do a lot. Here in the metro area. Fields building field supply equipment and putting a lot of energy into that. Our other clubs doing similar they. Things -- no no question. You know I've talked about all things that baseball league. The central to the commissioner's announcement that the clubs themselves from these things and they've been called them that everywhere. They're being aggressive and that's why it. Fluent. Martinez singles up the middle Phillies fan first and third fourth walking with. I'm optimistic. Showing great. And do the young African American players in our game Jimmy Rollins Ryan Howard Jason -- Rickie Weeks that camps aren't paid racing. Their responsibilities than hours -- the other night I was. Quite impressed I tried to me downstairs and and Jason so actually it was both programs they were all that -- And I haven't. And they were running up to thirty for forty years and on confidence and the I don't play brilliantly Saturday afternoon game. There's no word and -- right to the end that. -- there's no question. In fact were when I travel and open. That they'll talk when we do and what can we wouldn't have. It's wonderfully here this week in Atlanta -- some privileged to have -- hearing years ago. What he has meant to the history of art you know he learns to utes never saw him play ball very well -- You know these legendary hero here legendary hero of the war and almost everything so. -- -- -- -- Ground ball to short. And that is gonna retire the side -- it's a pleasure to have you here kept. It happens it's I noticed that the president presidency announced that there were people particularly as a --