Stephen Mosher is a professor of sport management and media. Mosher has coached youth sports himself for over 25 years and studies the issues of sport in popular culture. He is currently working on an ethnography of bowling, which discusses how that sport plays a central role in the civic engagement of blue collars workers. In 2001, he wrote a series of columns for ESPN.com on the Little League World Series scandal involving pitcher Danny Almonte, who played despite being two years over the age limit.
“The balance of power in professional sports now rests more with the performers than the owners. Without a labor force, Robert Kraft has nothing but an empty stadium. He has to let his employees make these political statements if he wants to win.”