Robinson was a fierce competitor, an outstanding athlete and a deeply religious man. The aspect of his legacy that often gets glossed over is that he was also a radical with a long involvement with the civil rights movement.
Major League Baseball is mired in a lockout, as team owners refuse to budge just weeks before Opening Day. It’s a perfect time to look back at when the players revolted against the owners and started their own league: the 1890 Players’ League.
Athletes in three of the five major male team sports – the NBA, NFL and MLS – have come out while still playing, but not one of more than 20,000 men who have played major league baseball. What’s taken so long?
When it comes to pro sports, public officials are constantly dealing with issues from social equity to neighborhood development to taxpayer subsidies. Nothing illustrates these issues better than Atlanta’s long relationship with the Braves.
For his talents on the diamond and his determination off of it, Curt Flood deserves to be a Hall of Famer. A year after the Montgomery bus boycott-his first MLB season, he was one of the first ballplayers involved with the civil rights movement...
Major League Baseball is a conservative institution. It speaks volumes that it moved the All-Star Game from Brian Kemp’s Georgia...Baseball needed to make this move. It had to finally do more than talk a good game.