"Let us go forth a while, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our closed rooms...
The game of ball is glorious."

--Walt Whitman

Monday, April 16, 2007

Remembering Jackie Robinson

There was supposed to be a whole nice post about the late, great Mr. Robinson and his legacy, with a few pictures to top it all off. Alas, the annual early spring bout of mystery allergies smacked TBL upside the head around the fifth inning yesterday, and now she's on her fourth dose of Benadryl and about as coherent as wet lint.

Suffice it to say that no mere blog post could possibly do justice to the legend that is Jackie Robinson, and that although TBL has had her issues with Torii Hunter in the past (usually with a runner on first and less than two outs), he was without a doubt the right Twin for the honor of wearing #42 on Sunday.

Carl Crawford wore #42 for Tampa Bay.

Torii at the bat.

Kubel's got some kind of zen thing going on in the background.

Think we could get him to wear his socks the right way again?

First base coach Jerry White also wore #42.

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2 rejoinders:

Anonymous sounded off...

YES. Tall. Socks.

Jim H. sounded off...

Tall socks = stylin'!
Colds/flu/allergies = bummer (hope you're feeing better).
Jackie Robinson = hero.

If I were the opposing pitcher, I wouldn't appreciate Kubel standing almost behind the ump while I'm pitching to Torii.