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May 24, 2022
When “Jackie Robinson” Is Used as a Racial Slur
What happened at Yankee Stadium is not about one incident. It’s about how Major League Baseball chooses to remember Robinson’s legacy.
April 15, 2022
Jackie Robinson’s Last Fight
As baseball celebrates the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s breaking the color line, it’s worth remembering a man at odds with his own myth.
March 11, 2022
Baseball Is Back
The lockout may be over, but MLB’s billionaire bosses are taking a hatchet to the sport.
March 9, 2022
Talking Baseball With “the Real Ben Shapiro”
Ben Shapiro discusses the MLB lockout, the IOC, and FIFA’s stance on Russia.
March 4, 2022
Listen to Bernie Sanders and End the Bosses’ Baseball Lockout
This is not a strike. The corporate greed needs to stop.
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February 25, 2022
Lockouts, Strikeouts, and Baseball’s Missed Opportunity
Learning from the 1890 Players League.
February 1, 2022
Talking ’90s Knicks With Chris Herring
NBA scribe Chris Herring joins the show to talk about his book
Blood in the Garden
January 28, 2022
Barry Bonds’s Hall of Fame Opponents Can’t Handle the Truth
A mess of hypocrisy and bias has kept history’s best hitter out of the Hall.
December 8, 2021
What We Can Learn From Sports Fandom’s Moral Drift
Fandom has taken on the worst of the corrupted tribalism that has dominated so much of life outside the arena, the ballpark, and the stadium.
November 1, 2021
Why You Should Root for Dusty Baker in This Year’s World Series
I know, the Houston Astros cheated. But then they hired the best man in baseball to help them find their way.