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Old 04-15-18, 09:23 PM
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Jackie Robinson Day

I'm going to say this and i'm sure it will offend some and may others will agree but just want to throw it out there.

I completely understand the concept of the Jackie Robinson day, players wear 42, all the poor guy went through and what it represents, it was a different time, different era and we are all better for all the inclusion that is in today's game and today's America. But....

I almost feel it's become a little too much. Do we need to be constantly reminded of this every single year, and the days leading up to it? I mean, there were alot of people who were oppressed, not just black baseball players. And while Robinson was the first, he certainly wasn't the only. Do you suppose in another 10-15-20 years when anyone who was even remotely involved in this is dead, we won't hear as much about it? Do we really need to just grind the guilt into white people over and over and over? Because honestly, that's really what I feel it's more about.
It's even a little ironic even today because the black baseball player is slowly going away from baseball. There are fewer black players in baseball today than 20 years ago. Football and basketball are the predominant black sports.
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Old 04-15-18, 09:33 PM
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I never envisioned it as an annual event. I enjoyed the idea quite a bit the first time.
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Old 04-16-18, 09:03 AM
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