The Clubhouse Conversations Interview Series exists to celebrate and give more visibility to the professional Black baseball players in Minor League Baseball and Major League Baseball, Black coaches/scouts/managers/front office members, and the Black writers who cover professional baseball. These interviews will solely be featured on Unculture and conduct the…

Background + Path to Professional Baseball

Jeter Downs is a twenty-three-year-old Afro-Colombian shortstop/second baseman in the Boston Red Sox organization that was born and raised in Colombia until he was four and then moved to Southern Florida with his family, where he grew up. Downs is named after Derek Jeter, as the Yankees Hall of…

Background + Path To Professional Baseball

Richie Palacios is a twenty-four-year-old second baseman and outfielder from Brooklyn, New York who plays in the Cleveland Guardians organization. He comes from a family that has produced multiple professional baseball players across multiple generations. …

Background + Path to Professional Baseball

Julio Rodríguez is a twenty-year-old outfielder in the Seattle Mariners organization from Loma de Cabrera, a small town of 20,000 in the Dominican Republic. Rodríguez noticed that he was really good at baseball around 14–15 because most of the guys he played baseball with were older than him and getting…

Background + Path to Professional Baseball

Noah “Bo” Naylor is a twenty-one-year-old catcher in the Cleveland Guardians organization from Toronto, Canada. The Naylor family has MLB bloodlines as Bo’s older brother Josh currently plays for the Cleveland Guardians major league ball club. The youngest brother Myles is expected to be a pick in an MLB…

Patrick Ellington Jr.

I use this blog to cover Black baseball players from all over the African diaspora in MiLB & MLB. I do commentary, analysis, & interviews.

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