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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Tim Anderson: ‘I Kind of Feel Like Today’s Jackie Robinson,’ Wants To Break ‘Have-Fun Barrier’

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson does not care how you feel about the way he plays baseball.

He smiles, openly has fun and flips his bat if he wants to, like he did after booming a walk-off home run in the White Sox’ win over the Tigers last Friday.

What Anderson is doing is nothing uncommon, but he says he is trying get the viewing public to see what he is all about.

Question, which some of you might know the answer to:

How can I become a narcissist like this?


QLE Posted: May 01, 2019 at 05:48 AM | 143 comment(s)
  Beats: jackie robinson, tim anderson

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

MLB takes over Dodgertown, renames it for Jackie Robinson

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP)—The former Dodgertown spring training camp will be named the Jackie Robinson Training Complex and be used for Major League Baseball’s amateur development initiatives.

Then based in Brooklyn, the Dodgers started training in Vero Beach in 1948. The franchise moved to Los Angeles after the 1957 season but kept spring training at Vero Beach through 2008. The team shifted to Glendale, Arizona, the following year.

Given my professional training, I have a strong interest in adaptive reuse….

QLE Posted: April 03, 2019 at 03:58 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: dodgertown, jackie robinson, mlb

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MLB announces year-long celebration to honor Jackie Robinson

Major League Baseball is taking its celebration of Jackie Robinson’s legacy to another level in his centennial year.

On Monday, MLB will be announcing a partnership with the Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) to create a year-long schedule of events aimed at honoring Jackie’s legacy in baseball and throughout society.  Everything begins Thursday, which would have been Robinson’s 100th birthday, and will include Play Ball events tied to Robinson’s baseball journey, a traveling museum exhibit, efforts from all 30 MLB teams plus fund-raising and awareness efforts throughout the year.

The new initiative will serve as an extension of Jackie Robinson Day, which the league has observed every April 15 since 2004.


QLE Posted: January 29, 2019 at 04:58 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: celebration, centennial, jackie robinson




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