Former Cub and now field coordinator for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bobby Scales joins the podcast with host David Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer to discuss the racial injustice in America, and the experience of a black baseball player in the MLB.
(1:55) – America is in a dark place right now
(9:40) – Racial issues in the MLB
(16:20) – There is a reason protests are going on around the country
(24:58) – Making front offices more diverse in the MLB
(31:46) – Reaction to Dexter Fowler’s comments on being black in baseball and in America
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Former Cub Bobby Scales on impacting change in baseball and America | Cubs Talk Podcast