Saturday, February 6, 2016

42 - Top 3 Jackie Robinson Quotes

Art by Rob Wood
After I read the blog +Detroit Tigers today I had a link to the number that stirs a lot of civil rights emotions. I turned 42 recently, and everyone who knows baseball, knows that 42 is Jackie Robinson's number, the first African American baseball player to don a Major League Baseball Uniform in the history of the sport. In the past few years I have watched the movie; 42. It was uplifting. I got angry. And those that still harbor these kind of feelings for folks just because they look different makes me feel that way. Not just race/color, if we still call it that, but everything about a physical appearance that a person may physically observe in regards to someone else that gives rise to discrimination or a generalization based on a stereotype. 
Does that make me holier than thou? I don't want make myself out to be perfect, nor do I want people to feel that I judge them, but I do like when I reflect on how I can be less of a jerk about peoples uncontrollable appearance.
Anyway without further adieu, according to Sports Philosopher, the Top 3 Jackie Robinson related Quotes:

1. "Life is not a spectator sport. If you are going to spend your whole life in the grandstands just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life."

2. "A life isn't important except the impact it has on other lives."

3. "Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he is losing, and nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead."