My wife found this little mask while looking at Valentines Day stuff. Seems rather more Christmas but it was cute.
Friday, January 19, 2018
I've heard about 42 for a few years now. I don't know why I waited a few years to see this one. I guess it might have been that I saw Moneyball around the same time at home, and I suppose I wasn't in the mood for another baseball story at the moment. The film is about Jackie Robinson, who in 1947 joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and broke the racist color barrier that kept African-Americans in separate (but certainly not equal) leagues. While there is a large amount of diversity in the MLB today, it seems crazy that this was ever a controversial issue. But Jackie Robinson made a lot of enemies simply because the color of his skin, but he paved the way for justice not only in baseball but in all fields of the American life.
In 2004, the first Jackie Robinson day was held on April 15th which was the first day of his MLB career, he was the first African American player to make it to the majors since 1880. All players wear his number 42 (which is officially retired for the industry) to honor his legacy.