Labels don’t matter if he can play

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Even though this is a baseball centered blog, sometimes news from elsewhere drifts in to baseball and gets you thinking. Today, remarks from Tony Dungy made me think about a few things, and I wanted to get some thoughts off of my chest.Coach Dungy started that he would not have Continue reading Labels don’t matter if he can play

Dreamcast 42: A Whole Bunch of Whatever

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Hard to believe we’re at #42, and since we’re here at the answer to the meaning of life, we salute Jackie Robinson, the most influential player to ever wear the number.  Ever since Mariano Rivera retired, no player in baseball will ever wear #42 again. This next edition of the Continue reading Dreamcast 42: A Whole Bunch of Whatever

Slightly Late Movie Review: “42”

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While the Cubs were playing the final game of their series against the Brewers, I took the boy to go see “42” at the local theater.  We live in Hyde Park, next to the University of Chicago, and at some point the University finally decided they should have a theater Continue reading Slightly Late Movie Review: “42”

The Power of the Movies

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The movie trailer for “42” recently came to my attention.  I knew that the movie, a biopic about the late great Jackie Robinson, had been in development for a long time and that it would be released after Opening Week of the 2013 MLB season.  But until I saw the Continue reading The Power of the Movies

Mr. Robinson

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When I started to make this graphic I began by putting “42” up on a blank canvas, and I stared at it for about 10 minutes. I can’t help it. It’s the most important number in baseball history, and it transcends the sport itself. What Jackie Robinson did cannot be Continue reading Mr. Robinson