Happy Jackie Robinson Day, the day we celebrate when the MLB ended racism by reluctantly allowing an incredibly talented man to join their all-white boy’s club.
Robinson was a very admirable man, a terrific baseball player, a former officer in the Army and a civil rights leader.
MLB? Well, it would take 12 more years before the last MLB team allowed a black player to wear their uniform.
But I like that we celebrate Robinson. I could do without MLB’s “Aren’t we great” stuff.
Kevin Cash, laughing: “KK laying down a 3-1 bunt (last night), I need to talk to him about that. I couldn’t get him to bunt for eight years.”#Bluejays— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness) April 15, 2023
Today’s lineup, Jansen gets to play on his birthday. Players tend to have good days on their birthdays, if you are a betting man. Bet on a starting pitcher on his birthday. All will be wearing #42 today.
|Yandy Diaz - 1B||George Springer - RF|
|Wander Franco - SS||Bo Bichette - SS|
|Isaac Paredes - 3B||Vladimir Guerrero - 1B|
|Randy Arozarena - LF||Daulton Varsho - LF|
|Harold Ramirez - DH||Matt Chapman - 3B|
|Taylor Walls - 2B||Alejandro Kirk - DH|
|Manuel Margot - CF||Whit Merrifield - 2B|
|Francisco Mejia - C||Danny Jansen - C|
|Vidal Brujan - RF||Kevin Kiermaier - CF|
|Josh Fleming - LHP||Yusei Kikuchi - LHP|