The Rise and Fall of Baseball in D.C.

Guest Host:

Marc Fisher
The Rise and Fall of Baseball in D.C.

We explore what's behind the rise and fall of the popularity of baseball in District - and whether D.C. can claim to be a "baseball town."

Major League Baseball returned to the District six years ago this month. But having a "big league" team in town hasn't done much to boost the numbers of young people playing the game -- only four Little Leagues fielded teams in last year's D.C. championship tournament. We explore what's behind baseball's decline with young people in D.C., and whether the city can claim to be a "baseball town."

Guests

Eddie Smith

Head Baseball Coach, Woodrow Wilson High School (Washington, D.C.)

Brendan Sullivan

Executive Director, Headfirst Camps; Former Player, San Diego Padres Organization

Dave Zirin

Sports Editor, The Nation; Author, "Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love" (Scribner); author, "A People's History of Sports in the United States" (New Press)

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