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When Baseball Isn't White, Straight and Male: The Media and Difference in the National Pastime

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This book analyzes how sportswriters discuss issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, age, and class within professional baseball from 1998 to the present. Each chapter looks at the media representations of a specific controversy including the 1998 home-run chase, Alex Rodriguez's historic contract singing, Barry Bond's home-run chases, Mike Piazza's "I am ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published November 20th 2012 by McFarland & Company (first published September 15th 2012)
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Jase
Aug 10, 2014 Jase rated it did not like it
Ken Griffey and Randy Johnson did not leave as free agents. Johnson was traded in 1998; not after the 1997 season.

I never heard of the term "DAP," nor did I hear of it in connection to Barry Bonds. People don't put him alongside Babe Ruth for the simple reason that he used steroids.

People are very emotional and un-objective when it comes to their feelings and viewpoints about sports. I feel like the author didn't account for that when trying to understand people she was looking at.
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