Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hem A Sphere

I read about Zack Hample's trip to the Rawling's factory in Costa Rica and it got me thinking about the people that make baseballs for Major League Baseball. I did some research and it's what you might expect: slave labor. It's bad enough that animal carcasses are deemed necessary to sports like baseball, but until we solve that problem, why can't something be done about the ball-makers?

I really think it's up to the players on this one. These multi-millionaires have influence, and they should stand up for the slaves that make the balls that led to their extreme wealth. Wait, make that the owners. And the league. And everybody else involved. The corporation as a whole needs to do something. (I also hope Zack brings this stuff up when his book about the baseball itself comes out.)

This article is a good place to start if you want to look into this. If you're a baseball fan, hopefully you do.


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