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Apr
10

This writer is just a dumbass…

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  1. April 20, 2010 at 1:36 PM

    read this and let me know if you agree with me…

    Copyright 2010 N.Y.P. Holdings, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved
    The New York Post

    April 18, 2010 Sunday

    SECTION: All Editions; Pg. 81

    HEADLINE: CHEAPENING A LEGACY; ALL PLAYERS WEARING 42 WRONG WAY TO HONOR JACKIE

    BYLINE: Phil Mushnick

    EVERY April 15 it’s now the same – taxes and Jackie Robinson. Every major league player, manager and coach is issued a No. 42 uniform, Robinson’s uniform number, to commemorate him on the anniversary of his big league debut on April 15, 1947.

    And that multiplies to roughly 900 No. 42 jerseys – 899 if you factor in the one Mariano Rivera already wears.

    And that’s ludicrous, a case of mindlessly excessive grandstanding and a colossal waste of money in Robinson’s name and his significance in history.

    Robinson debuted as a starter at first base. So then, why not have only the starting first basemen wear No. 42, which would lend itself to both historical context while allowing something useful to be done with the tens of thousands of dollars otherwise annually spent on hundreds of one-day-only No. 42 major league uniforms?

    Call me crazy, but why not donate that savings to, say, building a two or three youth baseball fields in urban neighborhoods and/or to college scholarships in Robinson’s name? Wanna show off? Understood. Then make an annual all-games pregame ceremony of the donations.

    Unless, of course, MLB would be more eager to announce how much is spent, every April 15, to outfit everyone – even those who sit the entire game with their backs to the walls of the dugouts or bullpens – in No. 42 jerseys. . . .


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