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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Jackie Robinson’s old Montreal apartment to be commemorated by U.S. government

The Montreal apartment that baseball great Jackie Robinson called home in 1946 is being officially recognized by the U.S. government.

Robinson played for the Montreal Royals that summer before going on to break the colour barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers of the National League the following year.

U.S. diplomats, Montreal’s mayor and Robinson’s daughter are all expected to attend a ceremony on Monday when a commemorative plaque is unveiled at the residence.

Gamingboy Posted: February 27, 2011 at 03:37 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. rr Posted: February 27, 2011 at 05:53 PM (#3759139)
Will the plaque have the Mets', Dodgers', or Expos' logo on it?
   2. mathesond Posted: February 27, 2011 at 06:52 PM (#3759173)
   3. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: February 27, 2011 at 07:28 PM (#3759186)
The apartment had roaches, leaky pipes, noisy neighbors and no heat, but Branch Rickey made him promise not to complain for two years.
   4. AndrewJ Posted: February 27, 2011 at 07:46 PM (#3759193)
A nice gesture and all, but what jurisdiction does the US government have to put up a plaque in a foreign country?
   5. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: February 27, 2011 at 07:57 PM (#3759196)
A nice gesture and all, but what jurisdiction does the US government have to put up a plaque in a foreign country?

Um, maybe when the host government signs off on it, as the city of Montreal did.
   6. Shoeless Swedish Chef Posted: February 27, 2011 at 08:04 PM (#3759199)
but what jurisdiction does the US government have to put up a plaque in a foreign country?

I assume Montreal's mayor is the specific puppet of US imperialism that enables it to exert power there. I bet the plaque contains french text as a sop for the natives' pliability.
   7. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: February 27, 2011 at 08:13 PM (#3759200)
Come on, everybody knows that Canada isn't a real country.
   8. ((('Spos))) Posted: February 27, 2011 at 08:19 PM (#3759206)
Who said Montreal is in Canada?
   9. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: February 27, 2011 at 08:24 PM (#3759209)
That's the point. It isn't, because there is no Canada.
   10. Sam M. Posted: February 27, 2011 at 08:33 PM (#3759215)
There goes Fred Wilpon again. Can't he ever focus on the Mets, instead of Dodgers, Dodgers, Dodgers all the damn time???
   11. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 27, 2011 at 08:46 PM (#3759221)
To reciprocate, the US government will put a plaque on the house in Los Angeles where Neil Young wrote "Cinnamon Girl", "Down by the River", and "Cowgirl in the Sand" in a single day while sick with the flu...
   12. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: February 27, 2011 at 08:58 PM (#3759228)
The apartment had roaches, leaky pipes, noisy neighbors and no heat, but Branch Rickey made him promise not to complain for two years.

Hell, in New York, you have to pretend that the previous tenant was your spinster aunt to get a place like that.
   13. RMc's Got a Lot of Trouble at Stake Posted: February 27, 2011 at 11:32 PM (#3759307)
Now, if they can just put a friggin' baseball team there...
   14. Accent Shallow Posted: February 28, 2011 at 12:05 AM (#3759323)
Now, if they can just put a friggin' baseball team there...


I would be 100% OK with putting Selig (and Loria!) in prison.
   15. ((('Spos))) Posted: February 28, 2011 at 01:20 AM (#3759343)
I would be 100% OK with putting Selig and Loria in something worse than prison.
   16. villageidiom Posted: February 28, 2011 at 05:34 PM (#3759654)
I think Jackie Robinson deserves accolades, honors, etc. But... really? An apartment he lived in for part of a year? We're going to honor a man who stood up to racism by commemorating an apartment that served as a refuge from racism?

Maybe I'm overreacting, but this commemoration seems to have reached well beyond the line of sincerity.
   17. Shoeless Swedish Chef Posted: February 28, 2011 at 05:54 PM (#3759669)
We're going to honor a man who stood up to racism by commemorating an apartment that served as a refuge from racism?

Isn't this more about honoring Montreal for serving as a refuge from racism (tactfully not mentioning their linguistic apartheid...)?

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