Saturday, March 31, 2007

Cardinals Win "Civil Rights Game", 5-1

Hey, I'm all for civil rights, and as a Dodger fan I certainly respect the legend and legacy of Jackie Robinson.

But is it just me, or is it weird that the "Civil Rights Game" is a meaningless exhibition game? It's almost like MLB is saying, "we support civil rights, so long as it doesn't impact the regular season."



Orel said...

From Deadspin:

Participating in the Civil Rights Game will be the Cleveland Indians, who have a red-faced caricature of a Native American as their mascot. It's kind of like having a 9-11 benefit game, and asking Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to throw out the first pitch.

Bob Timmermann said...

Next up, baseball takes on other pressing social issues. The Women's Suffrage Game is scheduled for next year!

Steve Sax said...

MLB announced the Womens Suffrage Game for March 17.