Sunday, April 08, 2007

Paying Respect

While the Cubs are already giving me agita, here is one of the best PR moves baseball has pulled off in a while.
The world champion St. Louis Cardinals have decided to give Jackie Robinson an unprecedented tribute when Major League Baseball celebrates the 60th anniversary of the ground-breaking Hall of Famer's Major League debut.

For the first time in franchise history, the entire St. Louis roster will be wearing Robinson's No. 42 when the Cardinals host the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, April 15...

Reds outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. lobbied MLB for permission to wear the number for this year's 60th anniversary celebration, and other teams were encouraged to take part.

The entire Dodgers team will also wear No. 42 on Jackie Robinson Day. Other confirmed participants include the Giants' Barry Bonds, the Tigers' Gary Sheffield, the Astros' Carlos Lee, Bill Hall of the Brewers and the Cubs' Derrek Lee.

I think that I read someplace else that Jermaine Dye is also taking part in the tribute.

Although I wonder what Jackie Robinson would think about the state of the game today, especially with a guy like Bonds closing in on Hammering Hank.


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