I love baseball. I love how an 19th century pastoral game can reflect an entire culture. I love how it changes before the rest of society. I love how it acknowledges the past, even the not so nice parts, and shows how we can move on.
I love seeing all of the 42’s on Jackie Robinson Day.
Besides being an excellent power hitter and the father of modern base-stealing, Robinson was a Civil Rights activist. In the military, he refused to move to the back of a bus and was court-martialed for the incident. He marched on Washington in the 1960s, post-baseball spotlight. He’s a hero.
"There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free." -Jackie Robinson
"Maybe tomorrow, we’ll all wear 42. That way they can’t tell us apart." -Peewee Reese, Robinson’s Dodgers teammate
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