What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
The True Story of an American Legend--
Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson ended racial segregation in baseball on April 15, 1947 when he took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers.Jackie Robinson--Chadwick BosemanBranch Rickey--Harrison Ford
Robinson was a first ballot hall of fame inductee in '62His uniform #42 is universally retired
Baseball took a monumental step in the civil-rights revolution in America.
Planning to see it tomorrow. Looking forward to it.
I doubt many of the racists on here will see it.
Then, I can't see it. Kidding. I like your post, Terry C.
Very unique honor and tradition that baseball has established.
Everyone gets to wear #42 today!
Another reason why baseball is "the great game".
Agreed. I wish the Rangers were playing today.
Gosh I do to Andy. Wouldn't that be neato? You should use this time to catch up on your homework.
Not saying it won't be a good movie, but I'd be hesitant throwing "The True Story" out there. The true story actually happened, and Robinson had to endure a ton of shit that most of us probably won't ever be able to fathom.
At the end of the day, movies are about making money more than keeping the facts in order. In the film they will probably focus more on his relationship with Branch Rickey, and the feel-good story of white people changing their views of black people. Which is cool and all. But the "truth" is something that will generally always manifest in a very boring sort of way in reality, so in the movies they throw it in your face and make you love it.
Aaaand I just realized I posted something after I said I wouldn't post for a month, per a bet with David.
I'M GOING TO HELL.
Now you are a WELCHER AND you are going to hell.
Now you'e a WELCHER and going to hell.
I saw it last night. IMO, it was a little too cheesy. It seemed like the people who made the movie decided that they wanted to just fill the entire film with sound bites so they could pick the best ones for trailers later. Also, there was a scene where the Dodgers were on the road, yet were taking the field to play defense to start the game. I'll give it a 5.5/10.
Movies don't have to be accurate with little insignificant details like the home team batting last. Didn't Roy Hobbs hit a walk-off homer on the road?
Thank you for explaining to us what a movie is!
I thought they did okay with it, but definitely too Disney-esque for my liking. They played the "white people changing" angle a lot more than it should have been IMO. For as dark of an experience as it must have been for Jackie, I just didn't get that feeling by watching the movie. Oh well, it doesn't reduce his legend any and it was enjoyable regardless, so I digress.
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