National Anthem, Summer Reading List, & Scooter Gennett

Wed May 30 2018 (35:28)

Recorded on Memorial Day, Rhea talks about the complexities of American identity, power, entitlement, the never ending pursuit of equality, and of course, baseball. The results of Rhea's Red Sox/Yankees Twitter poll. Shoutout to @queerfancystats and background on Daniel Murphy's history of unprompted homophobic statements. Plus a rundown on current hitting woes (Paul Goldschmidt, Chris Davis) and hitting streaks (Jose Altuve). Scooter Gennett's incredible season. Are the Dodgers back? And Rhea's fantasy picks and rosin bag questions about Brewers hot bats, baseball books, and Joey Votto.

RHEA'S SUMMER READING LIST:

I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography by Jackie Robinson

The All-American Girls After the AAGPBL: How Playing Pro Ball Shaped Their Lives by Kat D. Williams

Foul Ball! Five Years in the American League by Alison Gordon

Making My Pitch: A Woman's Baseball Odyssey by Ila Jane Borders

Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball by Jennifer Ring

When Women Played Hardball by Susan E. Johnson

Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League by Martha Ackmann

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