Robert Dean is a writer, journalist, and cynic. His most recent novel, The Red Seven was called “rich in vivid imagery, quirky characterizations, and no holds barred violence and mayhem. I never knew what the word ‘romp’ really meant until now, but in case you’re wondering, this is it” by Shotgun Logic. Some of his essays have been featured in Jackson Free Press, Victoria Advocate, and Fatherly. He’s a regular contributor to The Austin American Statesman. He’s also been on NPR. He lives in Austin and likes ice cream and koalas.
Major League Baseball has an issue with culture. Despite the national pastime’s ingrained influence, with its spoken and unspoken rules threaded throughout the American DNA, the game hasn’t evolved as basketball and football.