Category: major league baseball

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Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part II

Note: This is the second part of the paper I presented at the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America conference in Philadelphia. Looking at the obituaries for Ted Williams, in relation to other baseball players who lost parts of their careers to military service, we can see that the focus, as of 2002, rested on his military service as well as his baseball accomplishments. For … Read More Epideictic Rhetoric, Athletes, and Veterans: A National Discourse: Part II

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MLB: the South, the North, and the World

On Monday, Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who is African American, took to the field at Fenway Park in Boston and fans in the crowd hurled racist slurs at him and one fan even threw a bag of peanuts at him as he stood in the outfield. ┬áThe incident sparked outrage throughout the sports community, as it should. I have written about African … Read More MLB: the South, the North, and the World