Detroit Tigers: If you think that all the world's problems are insurmountable and that things don't ever get better, read this piece from Susan Whitall of the Detroit News. When former Tiger slugger and current minor league coach Willie Horton first went to spring training with the Tigers in 1962, he entered a world of ignorance and intolerance. While the problems he encountered may still exist in some forms, their institutionalized components have been eradicated. What he experienced -- and in some ways helped change himself -- is a testament to the fact that a negative status quo does not have to be forever.
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