Class Is In Session with Doug Glanville

‘Class is in Session’ S1, E10: State of minor league baseball

1 year agoStaff Report

On episode 10 of Class is in Session with Doug Glanville presented by UI Health, Glanville leads the panel in a discussion about the state of minor league baseball, including the living conditions and treatment of players, as well as the realignment and elimination of teams this past offseason. To watch the full episode, click here.

Earlier this month, Class is in Session received a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award nomination for outstanding achievement in a sports interview/discussion for episode four of the series touching on the topic of MLB’s decision to move the MLB All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia to Denver, Colorado. 

Guests for this episode include:

  • Trevor Plouffe – Nine-year major league veteran with the Twins (2010-16), Athletics (2017), Rays (2017) and Phillies (2018); 13 minor league seasons
  • Sam Blum – Angels beat writer for The Athletic, writing earlier this month on the topic of minor league conditions in the Angels organization
  • Harry Marino – Executive Director, Advocates for Minor Leaguers

About Class is in Session: A monthly show hosted by Doug Glanville, exploring the intersection between sports and larger society. Each month, Glanville sits down with a distinguished panel of guests, analyzing and providing solutions to the most challenging issues in the world of sports.

Previous episode topics (click link to watch full episode):

S1, E1: Barriers for minority coaches (guests Dusty Baker and Herm Edwards)

S1, E2: Building a legacy as an athlete (guests Cameron Maybin, Chris Long and Dr. Edwin Moses)

S1, E3: Collegiate amateurism (guests Sonny Vacarro, Prof. Kenneth Shropshire and Dr. Victoria Jackson)

S1, E4: MLB All-Star Game (guests Jason Heyward, Curtis Granderson and Ken Rosenthal)

S1, E5: Baseball analytics (guests Bill James, Sarah Langs and Jimmy Rollins)

S1, E6: Patriotism in sports (guests Bobby Valentine, Kevin Blackistone and Tom Murray)

S1, E7: Amateur draft process (guests Ruben Amaro Jr., Arn Tellem and Kevin Weekes)

S1, E8: Mental health awareness (guests Bart Conner, Dr. Mark Hutchinson and Stacy St. Clair)

S1, E9: NIL policy in college athletics (guests Grant Morgan, Chris Martin and Michelle Meyer)

About Doug Glanville: Glanville, a nine-year MLB veteran, is a Marquee Sports Network analyst and the host of “Class is in Session with Doug Glanville” presented by UI Health, a half-hour panel show exploring the intersection between sports and larger society. Glanville was selected by the Cubs in the first round of the 1991 MLB draft and made his major league debut with Chicago in 1996. After spending five-plus seasons with Philadelphia and Texas, he returned to the Cubs in 2003 and hit a go-ahead triple in the 11th inning of Game Three of the NLCS against the Marlins. He was the first African American Ivy League graduate to play in the MLB.

A writer and multi-media journalist, Glanville is a frequent contributor to numerous outlets, including ESPN, the New York Times and The Athletic, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut. His “Enough” video essay was nominated for a 2021 Sports Emmy Award (The Dick Schaap Outstanding Writing Award – Short Form) by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and his show Class is in Session (episode four) was nominated for a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award (outstanding interview/discussion).

Glanville is the author of The Game From Where I Stand, an inside look at the human side of the game of baseball, and is outspoken on topics relating to the human condition, including culture, diversity, overcoming adversity, and community-building. He also teaches a course at the University of Connecticut titled “Sport in Society.” The highly praised course examines the relationship between sports, celebrity, and its impact on society. Glanville is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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