"It's one of the most anticipated films to be released this spring and on Monday night more than 300 members of the Dodger family, including Major and Minor League players, coaches, staff and their families came to the AMC Westgate 20 Theatres in Glendale, Ariz., for a private screening of "42," which chronicles how Jackie Robinson was signed by Branch Rickey and broke Major League Baseball's color barrier when he played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947."
"There are more screenings of the film for teams in both the Grapefruit and Cactus League in the next two weeks, but the first screening went to the team, whose uniform a true American legend wore to change history forever."
Maury Wills and Matt Kemp Take
in the Movie (Ben Platt/MLB.com)
Amen. As it should be. Who else is looking forward to this movie? Silly question, to be sure. Anyone interested in viewing the new movie in my neck of the woods drop me a line. The Dustettes and I will be amongst the first in line, fully decked out in Dodgers gear. Then we'll head to the cantina nearby and hoist a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster in Jackie's honor.
Image: Meaghan Hendricks