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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Selig Years, Part Three: Baseball’s Current Position

MLB is an increasingly dominant hegemon on the American and the global baseball scene. That hegemony affects almost every pitch that is thrown in the United States, from youth baseball all the way up to the World Series. It is a product of a confluence of events largely outside the realm of baseball, including such developments as the civil rights movement and population shifts following World War II. MLB’s domination of the sport was not inevitable, but that is what has happened over the past fifty or sixty years. Just as it was not inevitable, it is also not irreversible.

gehrig97 Posted: January 10, 2017 at 09:27 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: japanese baseball, major league, minor leagues, nba, nfl, rob manfred, selig, wbc

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   1. Rennie's Tenet Posted: January 10, 2017 at 06:02 PM (#5381233)
such developments as the civil rights movement and population shifts following World War II


The antitrust exemption might have something to do with it.

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