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Baseball news and analysis from The Nation
April 11, 2017
Hari Kondabolu on Baseball: ‘I’m Going to Throw This 100-Mile-per-Hour Missile at Your Head’
Hari and Dave discuss the origins of their New York Mets fandom and how the NFL and MLB reflect American society.
March 21, 2017
NCAA Players Should Strike at the Final Four
They have the power to force a change, but only if they refuse to be pawns in someone else’s game.
January 9, 2017
Athletes Shouldn’t Visit Trump’s White House
To visit the Trump White House is to normalize a presidency that is anything but normal.
December 9, 2016
What’s Next for Cuban Sports?
Here’s a perspective from Baltimore Orioles owner John Angelos, who attempted to use baseball to liberalize relations between the two countries.
November 3, 2016
The Sweetest Escape: The Chicago Cubs Win the World Series
After more than a century, the Chicago Cubs gave so many of us cathartic joy, just when we needed it the most.
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October 26, 2016
Why the World Series Is Tainted by Racism
Cleveland’s baseball team flaunts the most spectacularly racist logo in professional sports.
September 19, 2016
Bigots Beware: White Athletes Are Becoming Sympathetic to Anthem Protests
We have, as of this writing, not seen white, male pro athletes join the “Kaepernick protests.” But you can sense that it is coming.
July 15, 2016
Out of Sight, Top of Mind
A new book conveys the powerful role photography plays in sports. But the photographers are still something of a mystery.
Ian F. Blair
April 11, 2016
Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson and the Republican Party’s ‘Pact With the Devil’
As PBS prepares to air his two-part documentary on Jackie Robinson, we speak to Ken Burns about what the baseball and civil-rights legend tells us about politics in 2016.
March 31, 2016
Start Making Sense: What Kind of President Would Donald Trump Be?
Sasha Abramsky on Trump, Andrew Cockburn on the Election-Industrial Complex, Erin Aubrey Kaplan on Obama, and Noam Chomsky on baseball.
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