Monday, April 16, 2007
You know what you should do when you're celebrating one of the most influential players to ever play the game? Call out his widowed wife for celebrating a base hit.
Aside from Joe Morgan being a d***....the whole Jackie Robinson Day was a little ridiculous. I understand that it was a great day for baseball, but they over did it just a bit too much. Everyone wearing the #42, the choir singing "Oh Happy Day", and Joe Morgan name dropping everyone he's ever talked to. Just way over the top....I'll give the last word to La Rev (from the comments).....
I've been struggling the last few hours about if it's Kosher to hack on the ceremony last night. On the one hand, Jack Robinson (also struggling with the name thing...I wonder if "Jack" was a special name only Mrs. Robinson called him) deserves all the praise he got last night. On the other hand, it was so full of Bud Selig's Used Car Sell-opalooza that it just felt odd. Also, condsidering the story they told us last night of how Robinson never mentioned in his autobiography how his bunt set up the winning run in his first game, I feel like he would have felt weird with the whole ceremony.I agree.