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Sunday, April 15, 2007

"It Was A MASSIVE Washout At 6 M L B Parks Today"

I was not around in 1947, so I wouldn't know what the Weather was at Ebbets Field, in Brooklyn:

Today, 60 Years Ago, @ Ebbets Field, located at Bedford Avenue & Sullivan Place in the Crown Heights Section of Brooklyn, close to the Prospect Park B M T Subway Station, Jackie Robinson broke Baseball's Colour Line;

Today, in NYC, where this 1st Game took place, there was a NASTY "Nor'easter" Storm, dumping loads of rain on us, as well as in Boston & Philadelphia, as well as Pittsburgh & 2 other Cities, playing havoc with the M L B Schedule;

In Boston, 3rd Base Coach De Marlo Hale, Centerfielder Covelli Loyce Crisp(Coco), & "El Papi Grande", David Ortiz, were all supposed to wear # 42, Jackie Robinson's #, retired throughout all of Baseball;

@ Shea Stadium, today, Mets Manager Willie Randolph, was given that honour. It's appropriate as well, as when Willie was a child, his Uncle Joe took him to METS Games @ Shea Stadium, in the Upper Level. Willie grew up in the Tilden Houses in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He found a library across the street from his home. He read about Jackie Robinson, in that library;

He manages a Winning Mets Team Today. It's appropriate that a guy from Brooklyn, should wear #42, which he'll do Friday, when the Mets meet the Braves;

Funny, but it was the Braves, then from Boston, who faced the Brooklyn Dodgers, 60 Years ago, today;

I'll be at Shea Stadium, Friday Night, wearing a Red Sox Cap;

It'll be the closest thing to a Brooklyn Dodgers Cap, I'll have that evening, as Jackie's scheduled to be honoured in Pre-Game Ceremonies;

A Night To Remember, Indeed!

Michael

3 Comments:

Blogger KAYLEE said...

thats great i wish that the rd sox played today though:-)

9:31 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

Ditto, here, Kaylee:

& Marco Scutaro homered off Mariano Rivera, the last player ever, wearing Jackie Robinson's #42;

I just got the M L B Extra Innings Package through In Demand on Time Warner Cable, here in NYC;

"Announcer Boy" & "RemDawg" will now be heard here in Queens;

& I hate all this rain;

Mike

9:39 PM  
Blogger Michael Leggett said...

& to "Lord Albert of The Pool Halls" Puljols:

You don't have "The Class" to wear #42. Neither does Barry Bonds;

Mike

9:41 PM  

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