Here's a bit in the Chronicle about Bo Porter getting involved in yesterdays Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade.
http://blog.chron.com/ultimateastros/20 ... more-49633
Bo Porter didn’t need to be reminded what the day meant. The Astros manager knew, and he was proud to take part.
Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It also served as the day of President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Add in an Astros appearance at the Urban Youth Academy — the north Houston baseball facility is an outlet for disadvantaged youth and is surrounded by urban blight — and Porter stood a little taller and spoke with extra pride while discussing what it meant to be one of three African-American managers in major league baseball on MLK Day.
“It just goes back to appreciating those who have come before you and the sacrifices which they made to give you the different opportunities that you may have today,” Porter said. “There is a sense of belonging and a sense of pride that comes with those opportunities. … I’m completely honored to be able to stand here today as the manager of the Houston Astros.”
He also discusses such issues as the Singleton suspension and the signing of Rick Ankiel.