Baseball

MLB All Star Game Georgia

Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0 Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0

Major League Baseball is a conservative institution. It speaks volumes that it moved the All-Star Game from Brian Kemp’s Georgia.

Apr 6, 2021 / Dave Zirin

President Donald Trump

Will American Sports Recover From Trumpism? Will American Sports Recover From Trumpism?

Over the past four years, Trumpism has gradually replaced sports as America’s most compelling live entertainment.

Feb 9, 2021 / Robert Lipsyte

Bad Henry’s Lesson: Henry Aaron 1934–2021

Bad Henry’s Lesson: Henry Aaron 1934–2021 Bad Henry’s Lesson: Henry Aaron 1934–2021

For baseball’s Black superstar, being the best still wasn’t good enough.

Jan 25, 2021 / Gene Seymour

He Had a Hammer: Henry Aaron Presente

He Had a Hammer: Henry Aaron Presente He Had a Hammer: Henry Aaron Presente

As an icon passes away at 86, let’s remember him for more than home runs. Let’s remember the fact that he wore his scars borne of racism with defiance and pride.

Jan 23, 2021 / Dave Zirin

Why the Cleveland Indians Will Change Their Name

Why the Cleveland Indians Will Change Their Name Why the Cleveland Indians Will Change Their Name

We have a younger generation that is more diverse and less tolerant of intolerance—and Major League Baseball knows it.

Dec 15, 2020 / Dave Zirin

Covid Takes Center Stage at the World Series

Covid Takes Center Stage at the World Series Covid Takes Center Stage at the World Series

Protocols exist to protect players from themselves—and during a pandemic, from each other.

Oct 28, 2020 / Against the Current / Dave Zirin

Making Black Lives Matter On and Off the Diamond

Making Black Lives Matter On and Off the Diamond Making Black Lives Matter On and Off the Diamond

It’s time for Major League Baseball to put some substance behind its intentions and match words with deeds.

Sep 30, 2020 / Peter Dreier and Dave Zirin

Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver’s Major League Protest Tom Seaver’s Major League Protest

When we remember “Tom Terrific,” let’s not forget the way the Mets great, at the height of his fame, stuck his neck out to oppose the war in Vietnam.

Sep 11, 2020 / Kelly Candaele and Peter Dreier

Citi Field

Professional Athletes Are Showing America Just How Powerful Labor Really Is Professional Athletes Are Showing America Just How Powerful Labor Really Is

By striking, the players in the NBA, MLB, and beyond have brought their bosses to the table and launched a national conversation.

Aug 27, 2020 / Dave Zirin

The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers Strike for Racial Justice

The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers Strike for Racial Justice The Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers Strike for Racial Justice

The decision by the Bucks and Brewers to sit out their games is unprecedented. 

Aug 26, 2020 / Dave Zirin

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