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Say It Ain't Contagious

  • SIAC 26: The Freewheelin' Greg Proops

    27 JUL 2021 · Greg Proops joins the panel for a wide-ranging discussion that covers the Giants, the Negro Leagues, women in baseball, the lack of poetry in baseball announcing, and much more!
    Played 1h 18m 53s
  • SIAC 25: ¡Pleibol! with Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio

    20 JUL 2021 · The panel chats with Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on the new ¡Pleibol! exhibit, a journey into the heart and history of U.S. Latino baseball.
    Played 55m 15s
  • SIAC 24 Untitled Bad Men in Baseball Episode

    6 JUL 2021 · The panel reflects on the disappointing way the Dodgers and Major League Baseball have responded to harassment and domestic violence issues from Mickey Callaway to Trevor Bauer.
    Played 37m 50s
  • SIAC 23: Fernandomania with Dr. Jose Alamillo

    22 JUN 2021 · Jose Alamillo (Deportes: The Making of a Sporting Mexican Diaspora) joins the panel to discuss the impact of Fernando Valenzuela when he emerged as baseball's biggest star 30 years ago.
    Played 52m 50s
  • SIAC 22: Say It Ain't Spider Tack

    15 JUN 2021 · Baseball is gripped by grip-enhancements, or is it the other way around? The panel considers the way the lack of enforcement in the area of ball-doctoring has led baseball into some of the same blind alleys that now trap other areas of American culture and politics. Craig crashes Gaylord Perry's house, Steve goes for a Nazi analogy that may be a bit overwrought, and so much more.
    Played 55m 14s
  • SIAC 21: The One with Mae Ngai

    8 JUN 2021 · Columbia University historian Mae Ngai joins the SIAC panel of Craig, Lincoln, Adrian, Tova, and Frank to discuss the rise of anti-Asian sentiment in the US, its long history in this country, and how it coexists with the majesty of Shohei Ohtani.
    Played 49m 50s
  • SIAC 20: Racism and Reggie Bars

    1 JUN 2021 · The panel looks at American race relations a year after the murder of George Floyd and wonders if today Curt Schilling could accuse Adam Jones of manufacturing an incident at Fenway Park without facing a greater backlash, plus we remember Reggie! bars and Lincoln objects to Steve's choice of ending.
    Played 39m 47s
  • SIAC 19: The Unwritten Rules Are Everywhere

    25 MAY 2021 · Tony La Russa throwing his own player under the bus for hitting a home run off of a position player during a blowout leads to a consideration of the other places unwritten rules lurk in American life.
    Played 52m 15s
  • SIAC 17: Machismo Married to Fantasy

    18 MAY 2021 · The SIAC panel considers the threatened move of the Oakland A's and the precarious state of players' mental health in an increasingly pressured game.
    Played 54m 38s
  • SIAC 16: The Captain & Me Visit the Garment District

    4 MAY 2021 · Dan Epstein joins the SIAC panel to talk about the book he co-authored with Ron Blomberg, THE CAPTAIN & ME: ON AND OFF THE FIELD WITH THURMAN MUNSON. Come spend an hour in the land of 1970s baseball where the suits were polyester, the dance was disco, and the Yankees had a catcher who should have been in the Hall of Fame 35 years ago already.
    Played 49m 34s

Say It Ain’t Contagious is an ongoing discussion of baseball, social justice, the politics of our country, and how they are inevitably intertwined. Six scholars, activists, and baseball pundits use...

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Say It Ain’t Contagious is an ongoing discussion of baseball, social justice, the politics of our country, and how they are inevitably intertwined. Six scholars, activists, and baseball pundits use the game and its history as a lens into issues of race, economics, and American culture.
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