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A Trip to the Library

A Trip to the Library: The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour: Race, Media, and America’s National Pastime

On the trip home after passing my Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program my wife and I stopped at a humongous book store in Columbus, Ohio called The Book Loft. I, of course, beelined through all the fire hazard death trap tunnels of books to the baseball section. My wife’s gift for passing the aforementioned […]

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It’s All in the Name

This is a short and sweet update. It’s been a while since I made my initial post about my personal policy, as well as the general policy at Words Above Replacement, regarding racist team names. To keep it simple, I don’t use them and the site doesn’t use them. This policy isn’t going to change […]

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A Trip to the Library

A Trip to the Library: Playing America’s Game

When we talk about professional baseball and the idea of the color line that dominated Major League Baseball’s activities for so many years we are almost exclusively talking about black ballplayers. Specifically, African-American ballplayers. Most discussions of the Negro Leagues are centered on African-American ballplayers. The eventual breaking of the color line is once again […]