#dodgers


Thanks Jackie!

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A decade before Rosa Parks and the Mont­gomery bus boy­cott, two decades before Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. pro­claimed “I Have a Dream,” a sig­na­ture event in the strug­gle for racial equal­i­ty unfold­ed far from Dix­ie.

On the after­noon of April 15, 1947, Jack­ie Robin­son emerged as an inspir­ing fig­ure in the civ­il rights move­ment when he became the first black man to play major league base­ball in the 20th cen­tu­ry, mak­ing his debut with the Brook­lyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.

Robin­son’s tri­umphs in the face of big­otry evoked a sense of pride among black peo­ple and forced the rest of Amer­i­ca to con­sid­er anew the doc­trine of white suprema­cy.

~Richard Gold­stein

Jackie Robinson Steals Home


Jack­ie Robin­son Steals Home, orig­i­nal­ly uploaded by stechico.

One of the pri­ma­ry rea­sons why I’ve grown to love the Dodgers.

Base­ball World Series

Sub­way Series: Brook­lyn Dodger Jack­ie Robin­son charg­ing wildy fr. 3rd base as unwary NY Yan­kee catch­er Yogi Berra squats behind Dodger bat­ter dur­ing Jack­ie’s steal of home plate in the 8th inning of the 1st game of the World Series at Yan­kee Sta­di­um.

Loca­tion: New York, NY, US
Date tak­en: Sep­tem­ber 28, 1955
Pho­tog­ra­ph­er: Ralph Morse

This pho­to is from the LIFE pho­to archive host­ed Google here. It’s very nice of them to do this as more peo­ple can reflect back to the great images that Life has tak­en over the years.

Archrival “We’re No Angelz” T‑Shirt

These are sick, Archri­val “We’re No Angelz” tees. I’m just con­tem­plat­ing whether its best to wear the blue vs. the white ver­sion up here in the Bay. I hope they cor­rect the col­or as it says “Roy­al Blue” on the prod­uct descrip­tion; should­n’t it be “Dodger Blue” =)

Any­ways, sick­ness. Get yours over at thearchrival.com

Archri­val
349 E. 2nd Street
Los Ange­les, 90012
213–626-2230

Los Angeles Dodgers iPhone Wallpaper

In cel­e­bra­tion of the Dodgers win­ning 2 con­sec­u­tive games against the NL’s #1 team, the 97–64 Cubs… at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, here’s a lit­tle some­thing to show some Dodger Blue pride in you. I’m not bag­ging on or taunt­ing any Cub­by Fans out there, but you have to admit, the Cub­bies are well favored going into this series. That, and they had home-field advan­tage.

Any­ways, I’ve had this wall­pa­per a while back on my reg­u­lar desk­top from Man­dolux (Man­do Gomez—great pho­tog­ra­ph­er by the way)1. I have cropped it a cou­ple of weeks back when I got my iPhone. I thought I’d share it with my fel­low Dodgers every­where:

Let’s go Dodgers! Go Blue!

  1. In case you want it for your desk­top as well, Man­dolux’ orig­i­nal Dodgers/2K7 wall­pa­per. []

Lids’ Twisted Collection

I got the word from Lance ear­li­er this week about Lids Twist­ed col­lec­tion of hats. It’s most­ly for MLB teams which have “twist­ed” col­or-schemes. For exam­ple, a NY Yan­kees’ cap but with Boster Red Sox col­ors. But yeah, pret­ty cool col­lec­tion. I was think­ing of get­ting one from them. It might be the only way to show some Dodger-blue pride if I do decide to watch anoth­er Giants game. So which one do you think will do from the fol­low­ing?

LA Dodgers logo on SF Giants orange and black

or

SF Giants logo on white and blue