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.
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
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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!
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?
So I just got home from a flight from SWA—I’m in LA now. As I’m trying to setup my Fantasy Baseball lineup for Saturday, I came across one of my pitchers’ news tidbit. It was for Germano; a Padres pitcher. Keep in mind, I haven’t seen ESPN or any sports news yet…
Jun 8 San Diego Padres SP Justin Germano (knee) was hit near his left knee by a foul ball off the bat of OF Hiram Bocachica in the third inning, Friday, June 8, against the Seattle Mariners, according to the Associated Press. After sacrificing Bocachica along, Germano went into the clubhouse, although he ended up staying in the game through five innings.
After reading this, the first thing that came across my mind was that the ball magically turned into a heat-seeking sidewinder. Yeah—exactly. How the heck did this happen, or even how the heck could it happen?
I mean, your on the mound, and you get hit by a “foul ball”?!?!
Damn. I just need to watch Sports Center.
Update: 5 minutes later. While trying to win some dough on Blingo, I searched for “Hiram Bocachica”. http://www.hirambocachica.com/ … Oh. HA! =) Maybe the writer of that snippet should’ve specified it was his own damn teammate. Just maybe. I mean come on, not everyone knows every teams’ players.