Closing out the 9th

Sorry for the delay on my last post I have been sidetracked over the last week and a half. I wanted to talk to you all today about my experience with this blog and what I have learnt from being a blogger and from learning about the social implications baseball had on American society. Without … Continue reading Closing out the 9th

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Unraveling the Threads

For my very last blog post, I want to mention a lesser-known event to tie up my discussion of the flag. Sonya Clark, a textile artist from Amherst College in Massachusetts has commenced a public unraveling of Confederate flags she purchased online one week after Dylann Roof killed nine African Americans in South Carolina. This isn't … Continue reading Unraveling the Threads

It is still an issue

Clearly an issue that has plagued baseball throughout its history are race related issues. Baseball in the first half of the 20th century was a representation of America. Baseball had a race problem and so did America. Today, baseball has removed racism from the game as best it can. There is now equal opportunity for … Continue reading It is still an issue

“What’s the matter with baseball? The answer is plain prejudice, that’s all.”

This proposition was first put forward by renowned baseball historian Fred Lieb. Lieb was compelled to say these words due to the games between the Negro League All Stars and the American League All Stars. As I talked about in my analysis post, there were many talented black players, such as Satchell Paige and Josh … Continue reading “What’s the matter with baseball? The answer is plain prejudice, that’s all.”