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Being a white, male conservative today is equivalent to putting a giant “kick me” sign on your back, or at least that’s been Ryan Spaeder’s experience.
Spaeder has a long list of career achievements. Perhaps most notable are his contributions to Major League Baseball, specifically as a broadcaster and as a writer.
However, despite his dedication to the sport, he claims he’s “been blackballed by Major League Baseball” due to his gender, race, and political views.
“I am not welcome any more,” he tells Stu Burguiere.
Despite his ousting, Spaeder refuses to conform for the sake of acceptance.
“I’m not going to bend the knee; it’s not me,” he says.
But his courage has not been without cost.
“I have 62,000 followers, [but] it's probably cost me double that. It’s cost me jobs. I got fired by the Athletic before I even started there,” he says.
“Because of your political views?” Stu asks.
“That’s my perception,” says Spaeder, but “of course, they said, ‘it's because we overestimated our need for help,’ but then they went and hired somebody else.”
Major League Baseball “is a foundational part of American culture. They should be accepting of people on the right [and] people on the left. … Politics shouldn't invade baseball, but we've turned that completely upside down, I think to the sport's detriment and certainly to the country’s detriment,” says Stu.
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