With the theatrical release of 42 coming up tomorrow and the official Jackie Robinson festivities just around the corner, I thought I'd share this short academic lecture on the relationship between race and baseball, during and since Robinson's breaking of the color barrier. It perhaps isn't new information, but I greatly enjoyed how clearly and succinctly it summarizes the relevant history.
During the Horn - 8-16-12 - WAR? What is it good for? Interesting idea, but something like this would never happen.
Steven Goldman and Amy K. Nelson of SB Nation discuss the Phillies and Dodgers and the Shane Victorino trade.