JWG (jwg) wrote,

Special memories yesterday

Yesterday we went to Fenway Park (the Sox lost) but it was a special day for two reasons.

All the players were wearing 42 because it was Jackie Robinson day - April 15, 1947 was his first day on the Dodgers. The first black player in the major leagues since 1880. This was a huge step for Baseball and for this country because it set a very visible example. He was a great and exciting-to-watch player; he endured lots of hate for a while and handled it well.

And at 2:49 there was a minute of silence to remember the Marathon bombing of two years ago.
Tags: baseball, nostalgia

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