Anderson, Sox visit Negro Leagues museum

Anderson, Sox visit Negro Leagues museum

KANSAS CITY -- Todd Frazier and Tim Anderson were part of a White Sox contingent visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum prior to Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

Frazier and Anderson enjoyed seeing the artifacts and hearing the history provided by Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick, who gave a private tour to the group that also included manager Rick Renteria, first-base coach Daryl Boston and bullpen coach Curt Hasler. But Frazier and Anderson featured a more sober demeanor when asked about the racial epithets directed at Baltimore's Adam Jones on Monday night in Boston.

Jones also had a bag of peanuts thrown at him by a fan.

"That stinks. I really wish that stuff like that never occurred," Frazier said. "I can't believe it still goes on today. It's sickening people have to go to that extent. I've been yelled at before, stuff like that. But it's not even close to what happened yesterday. It's sad. It's stuff that you don't think should be going on. I feel for him, man. I know Adam. He's a good guy. It just stinks."

"I see it as we're still human," Anderson said. "We're not going to go to their job and say bad things to them. We're all, I mean, I don't see color. I feel we all should be treated the same."

The visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum marked a second visit for Frazier, Anderson and Renteria. According to Frazier, it looked better than ever, helping to put modern-day baseball in perspective.

"I learned the tough times they had to go through. It was crazy, man," Frazier said. "I don't know how they did it. They were just playing the game of baseball."

"How great of players they were, and didn't really get recognized before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier," Anderson said. "Other than that, it's really cool stuff, and some of the things they have in the museum, it's really amazing."

Scott Merkin has covered the White Sox for MLB.com since 2003. Read his blog, Merk's Works, follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin, on Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.