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Jackie Robinson Day

Tomorrow, baseball celebrates the day Jackie Robinson broke MLB’s color barrier. This will mark the 10th anniversary of Jackie Robinson Day, first officially celebrated league wide in 2004. In it’s 1st season, the Dodgers we’re in Petco Park battling the Padres and ever since have played at home on this special occasion. It was thought that the Dodgers would be playing at home every season on Jackie Robinson Day, just as the Red Sox do every year on Patriots Day .

Here’s a clip form last year, looking at the legacy Jackie Robinson left behind, as told by of course Vin Scully

For the Dodgers to play away from The Ravine on this day honoring Jackie Robinson just does not seem right, especially with the game being at AT&T Park against our rival Giants. Let’s also not forget this fact that Jackie Robinson refused a trade to the Giants in 1957. Yup, Jackie is forever a Dodger !!!

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All personal fan bias aside, something just doesn’t seem right with The Blue being away on this special occasion, a sentiment shared over at Dodger Blue World .

jackie robinson stadium Jackie Robinson Stadium, home of UCLA Baseball, next to the statue and mural dedicated to Jackie on the 1st base concourse

42 A number never to be worn again

Celebrating Jackie Robinson Weekend

Unlike many of you, I haven’t had the chance to check out 42 yet.  However I did get a chance to see an unveiling of a new mural for him at Jackie Robinson Stadium before yesterday’s baseball game between UCLA and Loyola Marymount.  The mural, by artist Mike Sullivan, stands next to a statue of Jackie Robinson along the 1st base concourse.  Speaking of statues, hopefully we will see one soon at Dodger Stadium honoring the man who played his entire MLB career for the Blue.  Here are some pics.  More on my Jackie Robinson weekend later this week, including some recaps from tonights events at Dodger Stadium and my take on the movie 42.  For now, here are some pics.  Enjoy !!!!

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Before and after the unveiling….

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Me repping both UCLA and Jackie Robinson in Blue and Gold and Dodger Blue….  FYI, Jackie did not wear 42 in his football playing days at UCLA…..

Tweet from Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers)

Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) tweeted at 10:02 AM on Sat, Mar 23, 2013: 9 Days! Reply w/ #OpeningDayLA for chance to win 2 tix to the Robinson, Newcombe and Campanella Statue game on 4/15: http://t.co/fEoc0kgSMS (https://twitter.com/Dodgers/status/315508802923405314) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download We’re that much closer to Opening Day folks !!!! Oh yeah, for those of you with twitter accounts, I thought i’d share with you the chance to win tickets to Jackie Robinson, Don Newcombe and Roy Campanella statue night. Speaking of statues,I really think it’s just a matter of time before Jackie Robinson get’s his at The Ravine….

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From Jackie Robinson Stadium in West L.A., home of UCLA Baseball….

Today’s InstaPics Theme….March Madness

But first….


As a UCLA fan, I still get chill’s when I see that clip…..  Speaking  OK, now I know a lot of you baseball fans out there are caught up in the Madness. And I know a lot of you will probably be joining me this weekend tearing your brackets up. BTW, as much as I love my Bruins, i’m not naive enough to think number 12 will be hoisted upon Pauley’s rafters come November. ( I have Louisville winning it all BTW ). Like many of you, baseball ain’t the only thing I watch. And of course being here in L.A. we have a plethora of sporting events to choose from. And when I get a chance one of the venues I venture into is Pauley Pavillion . As many of you know Pauley underwent some renovations….

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Just one of the changes inside Pauley. Speaking of renovations, anyone else looking forward to seeing Dodger Stadiums upgrades ? So sticking with the theme of March Madness, here’s some pics of the past and present representing not only UCLA but also the Lakers and last but not least the Dodgers…. 2006

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Former UCLA Bruin Lucius Allen

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Me with former Bruin and Laker Jordan Farmer. We didnt know it at the time, but this was Farmer’s last home game at Pauley. He would later be a teamate of..

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Poor Adam Morrison. But all Bruin bias aside, I really enjoyed watching Adam Morrison play. That pic ( Not done with Instagram) really tells the story of one who puts out his finest effort just to come up that short…. Now as a Bruin fan, I say…” THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES !!! ” Pauley Today

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Tyus Edney, now an assistant coach with UCLA. We’ll always remember 4.8 ….  Oh yeah, earlier I mentioned something about getting chills to this day over certain clips.  Well, here’s another one even 18 years later I still get the chills….

 

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Having a lityle fun with Larry Drew II, re-enacting his buzzer beater earlier in the season against Washington ( I was playing the part of Shawn Kemp Jr. )… You may have noticed that my Pyramid of Success poster being signed over the years. Well…

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The Wizard of Westwood. Final home game of the ’06 season…. How ’bout some Instapic Statues ( And this time they are all Instagramed….)

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Hey wait a minute !!! I know you !!! You’re Kareem Abdul-Jabar !!!

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Coach Wooden And finally, One of the Greatest Bruins. Also one of the Greatest Dodgers as well….

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Jackie Robinson. This is at Jackie Robinson Stadium in West L.A. where the UCLA Baseball team plays. So, when is Dodger Stadium getting a statue of Jackie Robinson ?