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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

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

Pitcher Gets Hit by a Foul Ball?

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.