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Alex and Bobby banter about a potential ARod-Cast for Sunday Night Baseball, and then give their not-so-surprised reactions to MLB Network letting Ken Rosenthal go. Then, they bring on Andrea Williams, author of “Baseball’s Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues,” to discuss her interest in Manley and the impetus for writing a children’s book about her, reevaluating Branch Rickey’s legacy, the lasting impact of the dearth of Black executives in 20th century baseball, the ongoing recognition of the Negro Leagues by MLB, and much more.
Follow Andrea on Twitter at @AndreaWillWrite.
Songs featured in this episode:
The B-52’s — “Give Me Back My Man” • Melba Moore — “Standing Right Here” • Booker T & the M.G.’s — “Green Onions”