Episode 83: From the Clubhouse to the Community


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By Jen Mac Ramos, Mary Craig, Sarah Wexler, Jen Mac Ramos, Mary Craig, and Sarah Wexler. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Jen, Sarah, and Mary are joined by Eireann Dolan and Sean Doolittle in the first part of a two-part series. In this episode, they discuss MLB labor issues, athletes and social media, MLB’s DV policy, and Dolan and Doolittle’s advocacy work with SMYAL. Part two will be released next week.

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0:00 — Intro
0:54 — MLB’s attendance figures and lack of viewership
5:42 — Team spending narratives and the current labor issues
15:50 — Athletes and their use of social media
18:25 — MLB’s DV policy and whether it addresses harassment?
28:59 — How can writers and fans hold athletes and management accountable?
42:32 — SMYAL
48:35 — Why support SMYAL?
54:59 — How being involved through MLB lends itself to advocacy work
56:14 — How to improve upon with fan and team involvement in advocacy work

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