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Edge of Sports

344 EpisodesProduced by Dave Zirin / The NationWebsite

Where sports and politics collide, hosted by Nation magazine Sports Editor Dave Zirin

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On Baseball’s Hidden Resistance

This week we talk to Robert Elias, author of two books, Baseball Rebels and Major League Rebels. Both are about hidden histories of resistance athletes in the National Pastime. There is so much interesting and useful history that is so worth checking out.

We have “Choice Words” about the Tampa Bay Rays and Pride Night at the park and the players using religion as cover for their bigotry. We also have “Just Sit Down” awards to former PGA golfer Phil Mickelson, who is leaving the tour to join up with a new Saudi golf venture and appears to have no moral compunction about it. All this and more on this week’s show! 

Robert Elias

https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/nebraska/9781496217776/

Zirin, The Tampa Bay Rays, Pride, and the Perils of Corporate Branding

https://www.thenation.com/article/society/tampa-bay-rays-pride/



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