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Doug Glanville discusses the impact of trades in professional sports on ‘Class is in Session’

2 years agoStaff Report

Trades are commonplace in professional sports, impacting nearly every player at least once during their careers, and for some players it’s a nearly annual occurrence. Yet, while fans may embrace the moves and clamor for even more trades, the transactions also carry a human element as players must deal with the fallout of having to move abruptly with almost zero notice, often leaving family, friends and teammates without even the chance to say goodbye. 

On this month’s episode of Class is in Session presented by UI Health, premiering Saturday, August 27 at 10 PM CT immediately following Cubs Postgame Live!, Doug Glanville dives into how trades impact players, both on- and off-the-field. Glanville himself was traded twice during his pro baseball career, once from the Cubs to the Phillies in 1997, and then back to the Cubs from the Rangers at the trade deadline in 2003. 

Joining Glanville on this episode are a pair of individuals with extensive experience in the trade business, including longtime MLB outfielder Preston Wilson, who was traded three times during his pro baseball career, as well as President of Basketball Operations for the LA Clippers, Lawrence Frank.  

ABOUT CLASS IS IN SESSION: Hosted, written and co-produced by former Cubs outfielder Doug Glanville, Class is in Session explores the intersection between sports and society, looking at the human side of sport, with a discussion led by Doug Glanville and featuring distinguished panels of expert guests. In 2021, Class is in Session earned a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Achievement for a Sports Interview/Discussion. Previous episode topics include barriers for minority coaches in sports, the collegiate amateurism model, the relationship between patriotism and sports, the importance of mental health awareness and more.

Past episodes of Class is in Session are available on demand using the Marquee Sports Network app and website.

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