Baseball is often called "the American game," serving as a kind of mirror that reflects changes in the American cultural landscape. But these days, it seems that teams are more focused on marketing, social media and earnings than runs, hits and errors. The big business of baseball means that the boys of summer are now taking a back seat to the men in suits. Professor and documentarian Rob Ruck has written a book called "Raceball," and he talked with KPR's Laura Lorson about how the all-American game has turned into an ongoing experiment in globalization and race relations.
KPR's Laura Lorson talked with Rob Ruck, the author of "Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game." He'll be speaking at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum tomorrow (SAT) at 10:30 am. For more information, visit www.nlbm.com.