Race, Sports, and Hustle
posted by Dave Hoffman
Critical race analysis of sports law is a deep and rich scholarly topic. (See here for a nice example). It came to mind when a friend forwarded me this list, from the Major League Baseball website, which seeks to recognize the “Look Again Player of the Year“. As sponsor Joe Buck explains:
Behind every great team on the diamond, lurking in the shadow of baseball superstars, live the role players who sacrifice for their team in often unrecognized effort.
In other words, who are the overlooked hustle guys? The fan favorites. The gritty, wants-it-more, working-man’s players.
Notice anything interesting about the list?