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  1. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    16 Apr '07 18:18
    Red Sox got rained out! I'm pretty mad, I was looking forward to Ortiz and Coco (and whoever else) wearing the historic and retired Number 42. Since they were rained out, I was NOT able to see this.

    Did anyone enjoy the day?

    Also, some of the sports talk is about how there are fewer African Americans in baseball now than there were in the 60's. How can we entice more to play the game? My understanding is, it's easier to hand any kid a basketball or football and let them go. Baseball is more organized and requires more equipment to get a game going. I think all parks and camps should have all the baseball equipment available for everyone so they can play baseball if they like.

    Baseball is the greatest sport in my mind, and I want EVERYONE to enjoy it, not just a select few. I understand you can't force someone to play something they have no interest in, but is there any way we can get more children of ALL races to play this wonderful sport?

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  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    17 Apr '07 08:13
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Red Sox got rained out! I'm pretty mad, I was looking forward to Ortiz and Coco (and whoever else) wearing the historic and retired Number 42. Since they were rained out, I was NOT able to see this.

    Did anyone enjoy the day?

    Also, some of the sports talk is about how there are fewer African Americans in baseball now than there were in the 60's. Ho ...[text shortened]... t is there any way we can get more children of ALL races to play this wonderful sport?

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    Fitting that the Sux didn't wind up playing on Jackie Robinson day; they were the last MLB to integrate. http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2002/oct/redsox/

    Maybe they'll have a Jackie Robinson day in another 12 years.
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    17 Apr '07 15:05
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Fitting that the Sux didn't wind up playing on Jackie Robinson day; they were the last MLB to integrate. http://www.npr.org/programs/morning/features/2002/oct/redsox/

    Maybe they'll have a Jackie Robinson day in another 12 years.
    Too bad I need to be punished as a Sox fan for something that happened years before I was even born.

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  4. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    17 Apr '07 15:17
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Too bad I need to be punished as a Sox fan for something that happened years before I was even born.

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    I'm a firm believer in karmic retribution.
  5. 17 Apr '07 15:19
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Too bad I need to be punished as a Sox fan for something that happened years before I was even born.

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    "But your honah, they're ****ing QUARE!"

    (credit to Louis CK)
  6. Standard member slimjim
    Death from Above
    23 Apr '07 04:31
    Jackie Robinson. His only claim to fame was he broke the color barrier. His stats aren't too impressive in the 10 years he played. To tell you the truth. They suck.
  7. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    23 Apr '07 04:38
    Originally posted by slimjim
    Jackie Robinson. His only claim to fame was he broke the color barrier. His stats aren't too impressive in the 10 years he played. To tell you the truth. They suck.
    Mighty white of you to notice.

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  8. Standard member slimjim
    Death from Above
    25 Apr '07 06:41
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Mighty white of you to notice.

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    Just stating the facts. I can name hundreds of Black Baseball players with much better stats that deserve far more recognition than Jackie.