Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Game 9 Thread: April 15 vs. Mariners, 7p

Brett Anderson (0-0, 4.50) vs. Taijuan Walker (0-1, 24.30)

Normally for the Game Thread we'd be playing off some seemingly clever pun on Taijuan's name, perhaps playing off a mashup of Taiwan and Tijuana, in search of a laugh. Tonight, however, we strike a more somber and respectful tone as we celebrate Jackie Robinson Day and as Dodger Stadium hosts MLB's annual Civil Rights Game.

Sixty-eight years ago today, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in the modern era of baseball. Appropriately, MLB honors that legacy each year on this date and we here at Sons pay our respect as well.

It should be a great celebration at Dodger Stadium, with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance along with Jackie's wife, Rachel, and daughter, Sharon, and Frank Robinson, who became baseball's first African-American manager 40 years ago this month. It's not lost on us that visiting Mariners' manager Lloyd McClendon is an African-American whose path was paved by both Jackie and Frank Robinson. Other pre-game appearances will include Sandy Koufax, Don Newcombe, Joni Campanella (Roy's daughter), and scholars from the Jackie Robinson Foundation.

It's always a proud moment to look down at the players all wearing number 42 on Jackie Robinson Day, then look up at the team's retired numbers and see that #42, and know that Jackie was OUR number 42, so take a moment tonight to take that in and pay respect to Jackie's lasting legacy. Here's to you, Mr. Robinson, for what you did and all you had to endure.






Oh good lord you didn't think we'd break the boobs streak, didja?


34 comments:

Dusty Baker said...

#42 - Rollins SS
#42 - Grandal C
#42 - Gonzalez 1B
#42 - Kendrick 2B
#42 - Ethier RF
#42 - Van Skyle LF
#42 - Uribe 3B
#42 - Pederson CF
#42 - Anderson P

Hideo Nomo said...

Curse my metal body, I wasn't fast enough!

Dusty Baker said...

Bless my blowing off work!

karen said...

THANK YOU JACKIE

Hideo Nomo said...

Met up with Dusty! (He was in his civilian identity.)

Steve Sax said...

Who is the woman in the GT?

Steve Sax said...

Dodgers score first?! What?!

Dusty Baker said...

@Sax

No idea. I just wanted to break a boobs color barrier.

karen said...

Pederson working it in center. 3-0 Blue.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Jackie Robinson night at Dodger Stadium. Don Newcombe in the announcer's booth. Dodgers up 3-0. All's right in the world.

spank said...

Dusty the trailblazer

Cliff Beefpile said...

I love that ESPN actually has to kiss the Dodgers' ass for once on Jackie Robinson night.

karen said...

5-0 Boys.

who are these guys?

Cliff Beefpile said...

Brett Anderson really looks like an AL pitcher in the batter's box.

spank said...

KOUFAX!

spank said...

well i think that was Koufax. i saw the screen from side of my eyes as i walked into my apartment with booze

spank said...

BOOOOOZE!

Cliff Beefpile said...

I don't know how I like this strike zone box on the ESPN broadcast.

Cliff Beefpile said...

Pederson guns down Zunino at the plate! Nice tag by Grandal.

spank said...

PEDERSON!!!

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Hideo Nomo said...

Jesus fucking Christ the Dodger Dog race is stupid.

spank said...

language please

Pride of Dong said...

The ESPN announcers said, "Ethier in as Kemp has the night off." I think I can be a better announcer...

spank said...

is it me or are these the same questions people are asked every year on Jackie Robinson Day. No disrespect but come on,man. #boring

spank said...

wtf? jajaja

spank said...

Cano with the bonehead play

Cliff Beefpile said...

The Mariners doing their best 2014 Dodgers impression!

spank said...

echo echo echo echo

spank said...

nice play.Jackie Robinson is all over the field today i tells ya

karen said...

Victory!!

Cliff Beefpile said...

We make Jackie Robinson party!

spank said...

hi

Pride of Dong said...

If the boobs train keeps rolling, I'm already afraid of what will be posted on LGBT night...

Steve Sax said...

post-game thread up and man i am tired