Class Is In Session with Doug Glanville

‘Class is in Session’ episode 11: Labor disputes in sports

2 weeks agoStaff Report

Class is in Session with Doug Glanville presented by UI Health premieres its newest episode this Sunday, November 28 at 7 p.m. CT on Marquee Sports Network. On this month’s episode, Glanville leads the panel in a discussion about labor disputes in sports, including the relationship between players and owners, the power of union negotiations and analysis of the current labor negotiations ongoing in major league baseball. 

Guests for this episode include:

  • Gene Orza – Former chief operating officer and associate general counsel for MLBPA 
  • Bob Nightengale – Longtime baseball journalist, currently with USA Today
  • Aron Solomon – Chief legal analyst with Esquire Digital and founder of LegalX

Last 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.

For the full discussion, tune in to Marquee Sports Network on Sunday, November 28 at 7 p.m. CT.

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)

S1, E10: State of minor league baseball (guests Trevor Plouffe, Sam Blum and Harry Marino)

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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