Sports writer and Mets Sicko Richard Staff joins us to talk about the Philadelphia Phillies World Series triumph, the unionization of the minor leagues and other labor conditions of ballplayers, and how the Mets are are the sinew that ties the world of sports and proletarian politics together.
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The Secret History of Richard Nixon, Mets Sicko by Richard Staff: https://defector.com/the-secret-history-of-richard-nixon-mets-sicko/
Inside the Drive: The Minor Leaguers Who Sprung a Union on MLB by Emma Baccellieri: https://www.si.com/mlb/2022/09/22/minor-league-baseball-union-daily-cover
Robert Moses' epic Shea Stadium groundbreaking speech: https://www.wnyc.org/story/flushing-meadow-stadium-groundbreaking-ceremonies-october-28-1961-address-by-robert-moses
Mets and Marlins walk-off field in protest after Kenosha shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LJfSQAO2cg
Other audio clips throughout the episode come from "The New Breed: The Story of the Fans of the '62 Mets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjqcVwCx_9U
Opening song: Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet - Narco