The MLB has found itself in a place it never wanted to be: the center of a debate about politics in sports. These days, the political climate has invaded most sectors of American life, and the sporting world is not immune to that reality. But, while political discussion have become commonplace in the NFL and […]
Traditionally, sports have often been viewed as a chance to get away from the controversies and political firestorms the erupt daily. Still, the convergence of sports and politics can sometimes develop regardless of such efforts. That often brings with it controversy due to the emotional components that each entity has within its avid bases. The Changing Face […]
Earlier this week, Joschka Tryba wrote a piece for The Huffington Post arguing the central thesis, and title, “Sports Prove Americans are Already Socialists at Heart”. Tryba stated that current regulations in American athletic leagues utilize structures that are unique to and common in most socialist governments. The core points are laid out here: “Professional football, basketball and hockey leagues have salary […]
A day after the Baseball Writers Association of America announced the newest members of the Baseball Hall of Fame, former pitcher Curt Schilling appeared on a Boston sports radio show and claimed that his political affiliation has likely cost him votes for Cooperstown.