RU professor Shawn Klein discusses ethics in baseball with national media
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Rockford, Ill., - Recent controversies in Major League Baseball have raised more questions surrounding ethics in the sport. Shawn Klein, Ph.D., teaches courses in Sports Ethics and Philosophy of Sport, as well as other philosophy classes at Rockford University. He also regularly posts about these topics on his blog, The Sports Ethicist.
Dr. Klein was contacted by both the L.A. Times and the Arise TV network to speak about two recent incidents in the MLB and their ethical implications. Specifically, the smuggling of Cuban baseball players and Yankee pitcher Michael Pineda's use of pine tar.
Both stories with comment from Dr. Klein can be found here:
L.A. Times (4/26/14): In booming marketplace for Cuban players, Puig's tale far from unique
Arise TV (4/25/14): Michael Pineda's pine tar suspension. (The interview including Dr. Klein begins at the 45 minute mark of
the news segment.)