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From humble beginnings to making history in Montreal

By Kelly Anne Griffin

Long before unforgettable Canadian baseball moments, such as Joe Carter’s World-Series-winning home run, the emotion and pride Canadians felt as our national anthem was performed for the first time at a Major League Baseball (MLB) game, and Jose Bautista’s iconic bat flip, baseball already had a strong presence in Canada. 1,019 more words


Guys and Boys

As something of a follow up to the post on words meaning things, here’s an example of something along those lines that I remember.

Back where I grew up, the local barber shop was central to the cultural life of the town’s men. 1,093 more words


One person, many stories

Anyone who’s ever gotten in trouble because of who they are and not what they did will understand this one.  When the rules about segregation in the military change, Jack is following the new rules when he gets on the bus and doesn’t move to the back.  122 more words

Book Review

Jackie’s Statue at Dodger Stadium

Last year, the Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled a new statue of Jackie Robinson outside the stadium. As the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball was observed across MLB, the Dodgers’ … 89 more words


Retro Review: 42 and Me

42 is a 2013 American biographical film chronicling Jackie Robinson’s beginnings as a major league baseball player and the racial integration of the sport. The title was significant because 42 was Robinson’s jersey number throughout his monumental career. 679 more words


Dodger Stadium During the Off-Season

I’ve always loved Dodger Stadium. Maybe its because its one of the three oldest MLB stadiums still in use. Maybe its because its all the way across the country in the Golden State, the land of stars, the land of milk and honey. 290 more words