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A Brief, but Good, Academic Lecture on Race and Baseball

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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.

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Bob Costas Quotes Rapper Ludacris (speaks for itself)

Miggy, Adam Jones, Steve Garvey, Jim Palmer, Luis Gonzalez, and Buck Martinez sing us into the 2013 baseball season

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No description will do this justice. Just watch.

Domonic Brown Murders a Baseball

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Dom Brown crushes one against the Yankees in Spring Training.

Pope John Paul II taking some hacks in the cage

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I came across this 1987 video and figured what better way to kick off spring training than by watching noted lefty slugger The Pontiff swing away? Also, the video is pretty awesome. ht: @GarrettQuinn

Something is going to happen. Something wonderful. SB Nation United, coming soon!

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Something is going to happen. Something wonderful. SB Nation United, coming soon!

During the Horn - 8-16-12 - WAR? What is it good for? Interesting idea, but something like this...

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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...

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Steven Goldman and Amy K. Nelson of SB Nation discuss the Phillies and Dodgers and the Shane Victorino trade.

Phillies OF prospect Jiwan James makes a pretty impressive, yet hard to explain catch.

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Phillies OF prospect Jiwan James makes a pretty impressive, yet hard to explain catch.