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Steven Goldman – Episode 122

This week Eric welcomes to the show journalist, author, and host of The Infinite Inning podcast, Steven Goldman, to talk a little baseball, engage in a little sociology, explore the decline of journalism and rational thought in America…oh and talk some New York Mets, Mike Trout, and Shohei Ohtani.

Eric and Steven discuss how baseball reflects American society at any given point in its history, and why the place of baseball in modern American culture has changed so dramatically. The conversation explores some of the political aspects of the game in 2019, including what a racist controversy in Milwaukee might tell us about America in the Age of Trump and about the collapse of real sports journalism. From there, Eric and Steven touch on everything from the baseball players union to Mike Trout’s status as a living god. Don’t miss this fun conversation on CounterPunch Radio.

Music: “Devo – “Freedom of Choice”