The Cubs Talk Podcast breaks down all things baseball on the North Side. Host David Kaplan and a rotating cast of Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer, beat writer Maddie Lee, and writer Tim Stebbins, bring insider perspective, regular player interviews, and news updates during the team's pursuit of another championship. New episodes release every Wednesday and Friday morning.
While trying to get the season going, the MLB and baseball as a whole is starting to address another problem, the lack of diversity. NBCS Cubs reporter Maddie Lee is joined by former Cub and professor Doug Glanville, host Laurence Holmes, and Eugene McIntosh of Its the Bigs media to discuss ways MLB and baseball needs to address the issues and how they can benefit from it.
(2:00) - Ian Desmonds comments really struck a chord in baseball
(12:06) - Youth baseball for young black athletes
(26:09) - Doug Glanville remembers being the only Black athlete on teams in the MLB
(30:14) - Current Black players in majors are still dealing with racism
(32:26) - Ways Theo Epstein is trying to help find solutions to the lack of diversity in baseball