Exploring Jackie Robinson Breaking Baseball’s Color Barrier

We’re rapidly approaching April 15, the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson 1st Major League Game with The Brooklyn Dodgers. Tomorrow’s show will feature Adrienne Alexander, a retired teacher who for many years, made the Jackie Robinson story part of the curriculum for her 2nd Grade students.

Please tune in on Tuesday, at 9:00 AM Pacific, Noon, Eastern at https://www.365sportscast.com/thenegroleagues

If you cant make it on Tuesday, please check the rebroadcast schedule at https://www.365sportscast.com/weekly-schedule

Our shows are also being released as podcasts on Apple iTunes. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/discoursesmt/id1481012113

******The A’s continued their Fan Alienation Program by trading Sean Manaea. I don’t know why the MLB owners who are funding the revenue sharing that owner John Fisher is pocketing are allowing this to happen.

******On the other side of the Bay, Giants management is making moves to keep the team competitive after last year’s 107 win season. After losing Kevin Gausman and Kris Bryant to free agency, I’m happy they picked up Carlos Rodon and Joc Peterson. The biggest downer they’re facing is the injury bug. As it stands now, La Monte Wade Jr., Evan Longoria, Tommy La Stella, and Brandon Belt are dinged up. While we know another 107 win season is unrealistic, I believe the Giants will be in the hunt this year.

*****On Friday night, I had fun watching Women’s Softball. In an exciting game the Washington Huskies beat the Arizona Wildcats 12-7. With 2 homeruns, Olivia Johnson led the way as the Huskies scored 4 in the 5th and 7 runs in the 6th inning.

******With a 9-2 lead in the 5th, it looked like the Cal Bears were poised to take 2 out of 3 from the Arizona State. Not so fast! The Sun Devils scored 5 runs in the 6th and 9 in the 8th on their way to a 16-9 win.

******While he didn’t finish his career with a National Championship, Mike Krzyzewski went out in style with his 13th Final Four appearance. The fact that it was a tight game against North Carolina added to the spice.

Until next week, let’s find that shining needle of common ground in that haystack of fear.

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