Major League Baseball loves to celebrate Jackie Robinson and take credit for his accomplishments, while its current work toward racial justice is, uh, mixed (one analysis of yesterday’s events).
But they did give free rein to filmmaker Randy Wilkins to produce this short film to commemorate this year’s Jackie Robinson Day. It’s well worth 90 seconds of your time. Dodgers star outfielder Mookie Betts narrates.
Between Deflate Gate and Marshawn Lynch, this has been the best week ever for people that say they love sports but do not actually love sports. Nothing encapsulates the uselessness of mainstream sports media than the fact that a player not answering questions overshadowed every single player that did answer questions.
Let’s say something nice about the Giants. Well, at least they’re not the Cardinals.
Let’s say something nice about the Cardinals. Well, at least they’re not the Giants.
For the rest of October, any Major League Baseball teams that want to win games can pay me to cheer for the opposition!* This service has proven results! For references, please contact the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, and St. Louis Cardinals.
*Offer not valid in Orange County.
The scene at the Coliseum before the Athletics reverse a 3-1 deficit to a 4-3 win against the Astros. Everything is right in the world.
When in doubt, root for the team that doesn’t put stickers on its helmets.
I had the good fortune to listen to baseball on the radio stations from Milwaukee and Atlanta yesterday. Based on the local ads, here are the problems in Atlanta:
- Pest control
- Identity theft of children
#2 – I am a huge Stanford fan today.
#1 – It’s 5 am on November 17. Notre Dame is playing Wake Forest, a 5-5 team and rated one of the worst in Division I-A, and I am too excited to sleep.