How Are We Supposed to Feel About MLB Coming Back? Plus: Preston Wilson on Baseball’s Racial Inequities and Lucas Giolito on Allyship.
Major League Baseball finally has a plan to return. We bring on Michael Baumann to make sense of the coming 60-day season, the convoluted negotiations that led to this point, and our place in the sport as fans and media (2:55). Then we talk to retired outfielder Preston Wilson about his life and career, how biases in player development contribute to racial inequities in the majors, and the concrete steps the baseball community can take to start unlearning biases (23:48). Lastly, White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito joins to discuss what white allyship looks like in MLB, why this generation of players seems willing to speak out on issues of social justice, and whether demands for systemic change will persist once games resume (59:08). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Guests: Michael Baumann, Preston Wilson, and Lucas Giolito
Duration: 1 hr 23 min