15-04-08 - Happy Jackie Robinson Day

Happy Jackie Robinson Day

"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me...All I ask is that you respect me as a human being" - Jackie Robinson

 

HAPPY JACKIE ROBINSON DAY!!!! Sixty-one years ago, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball. It is hard to imagine that just 62 years ago, there was segregation in the sport we love. Having said that, I just read that only eight percent of big leaguers are African American and that's the lowest level in at least 20 years. So I ask you this: Why do you think this is and what can we do to engage our African American youth in the sport? I would love to get your thoughts on this.

 

 Who watched that game last night? I got home from work and turned it on during the third inning. I'm completely aware that your closer can't save every game, but being aware of that fact didn't make watching that home run any easier. Ouch. I was by myself (well, with the doggies) and when McLouth hit that bomb in the ninth, I let out an audible yelp that spooked the Chihuahuas. They then proceeded to look at me like I was out of my mind, which I very well may be.

 

I know it is early in the season and it is a marathon not a sprint, blah, blah, blah. BUT...anyone frustrated?

 

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't frustrated, but it's weird, I also feel a tremendous amount of faith that things will turn around. I have this weird faith/hysteria combo going on (further proof that I may be out of my mind). And I think I feel the faith because of Joe Torre. There is something about having him at the helm that puts my mind at ease. I just feel like he has the brain capacity to make the appropriate changes and get things on track. More importantly, I think he will ask that some changes be made if he thinks he can't win with this roster. Isn't there something in his contract about player/roster consultation? Please say yes. Please say yes. Please say yes. Yes, I know that patience is a virtue but when we are in the basement of our division, patience eludes me.

 

Hence, the hysteria.

 

Going to the field in two hours and twenty minutes. GO BLUE.

 

Peace,

Love,

AND BASEBALL,

Alyssa

 

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