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  Dave Zirin on civil rights, baseball and booing Carlos Santana

Earlier this spring, Major League Baseball held its annual gala Civil Rights weekend in Atlanta, where baseballs luminaries from past and present gather to honor their sports long tradition of racial diversity. But as The Nation’s sportswriter Dave Zirin tells us, when musician and fellow honoree Carlos Santana took to the podium, not everyone in Atlanta was cheering.


Swallowing the whistle: Why we choose to do nothing when the stakes are high

Whether it’s a foul at the end of a basketball game or a an out-of-control train bearing down on four innocent people, human beings often choose to do nothing. Why? Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim, author of “Scorecasting,” explains.


Photo: A real change-up

On this day in 1947, baseball’s Fall Classic saw several firsts.

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