But this isn't about any particular team. It's about the game. We watched "42" tonight for the first time. And even though I knew the story, I watched with my heart in my throat. Part of that was my fear and worry for Jackie Robinson. Part was my intense discomfort at watching the casual and ubiquitous racism that existed in the 1940's.
We are far from a perfect world and there is still hatred all around us, but when I go to a baseball game, the only thing I care about is how the game is played.
"42" moved me. Was the movie sentimental? Sure. And I willingly let it play my emotions. I am not ashamed to say I had tears in my eyes in places.
My 91 year old father saw Robinson play in the minors and then at Ebbot's field in Brooklyn. Within my father's lifetime, we have changed from a single black man getting death threats for daring to play a game, to teams as diverse as the United Nations. That's pretty amazing.
And go Sox.
I agree, . I've been running the betas of this release and I've been thoroughly impressed. Very solid.
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