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Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on April 15, 2020

Jackie Robinson walking home after his debut on 4/15/47

I just thought this was a cool pic

Screenshot 2020-04-15 at 8.14.56 AM

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  1. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Cool picture for sure.Surprised he can walk alone without getting racial slurs thrown his way.Looks like a corona virus day in Brooklyn..

  2. willedav said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Chron is going back to talk to players from 2010; today it’s Freddy Sanchez. I remember his last game (June 10 2011 vs. Reds), watching it at BBQ with friends. Ball hit to his left, he dives for it and doesn’t get up.
    So who gave him the nickname “Glass”?

  3. zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:51 am

    Also on April 15th, Abraham Lincoln died.
    It would take 100 years after the death of Lincoln for African Americans to get anything resembling equal rights. Robinson made a huge contribution to equal rights, of course. The stress and strain of the battle probably contributed to his relatively young death. His wife has said that.

  4. chipower9 said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Cool picture. Hope everyone is well.

  5. zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Also on April 15:

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 9:04 am

      I read this book many many years ago.

  6. zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 9:10 am

    This is an excellent biography of Robinson:

  7. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Wow Abe Lincoln,Jackie Robinson ,Titanic,and Tax day! April 15 sure has everlasting memories..
    You know nobody ever remembers number 2, but a shout out to the 1st black athlete after Jackie,Larry Doby who broke in 3 months later in the AL with the Cleveland Indians and put up outstanding numbers as well, and going thru the same amount of racism as Robinson like separated hotel room,restaurants,bathrooms, drinking water not allowed from a fountain only for whites etc..Talk about bitterness, stress, isolation they had to endure.

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 9:14 am

      And things only slowly got better for black players and Latin players for a couple of decades after that.

    • chipower9 said, on April 15, 2020 at 10:30 am

      The integration of Negros into baseball was a slow process. Willie Mays talked about that in one of the books I read on him (having to sleep in different hotels, and eat at different restaurants). The Negro League HOF is still on my bucket list.

    • djloo27 said, on April 15, 2020 at 11:39 am

      I’ve brought up Doby 700 times!
      C,mon, Kat!

  8. zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 9:19 am

    In a few days is the anniversary of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906.

  9. zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Regarding Lincoln, he was shot on the night of April 14th, at Ford’s Theater, but didn’t pass away until the morning of the 15th. They had taken him across the street to a boarding house. He had never regained consciousness after the shooting.

  10. xoot said, on April 15, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Very nice photo.

    Every summer a huge number of Irish college kids come to the USA on the J1 visa “programme” to work at seasonal jobs and have a blast. I know one kid who spent this past summer in Chicago working at the restaurant/bar that overlooks LF at Wrigley. Anyway, those Irish kids, who typically earned (and spent) a few thousand bucks last year, are now back in Ireland sheltering in place; but they’re beginning to receive their trump-approved $1200 stimulus deposits in their bank accounts. True tale.

    • chipower9 said, on April 15, 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Bozo said, on April 15, 2020 at 11:31 am

    I’m probably reading too much into that photo, but I’m reminded of that Ernest Tubbs tune (as sung by Leon Redbone), “It’s a Lonely World”.

  12. Winder said, on April 15, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Pretty sure everyone’s seen this already. But, just in case.

    • unca_chuck said, on April 15, 2020 at 11:57 am

      This was 4 days before the quake. When the cable car turns around, you can see where I (used to) work.

    • Stan Shell said, on April 15, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      Wow! I’ve never seen this. I kept waiting for the crash to happen. Note no seemingly obvious traffic rules other than a tendency to ride on right side of road and right hand drive. Poor horses in that mess.

      OSF

    • zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 12:45 pm

      Great film clip! And the added sound effects add a lot to the viewing experience.
      Yeah, crazy lack of traffic rules and traffic laws in those days.

    • chipower9 said, on April 15, 2020 at 1:15 pm

      I have never seen this. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

      • Winder said, on April 15, 2020 at 2:46 pm

        it’s pretty cool. Great time capsule.

  13. Winder said, on April 15, 2020 at 11:35 am

  14. Stan Shell said, on April 15, 2020 at 12:42 pm

    Back in the Larry Doby era there was an electric player named Minnie Minoso for the White Sox. He was a favorite of Dizzy Dean and Buddy Blattner when I watched black and white in the first nationwide telecasts BB on Saturdays in Cupertino.

    OSF

    • djloo27 said, on April 15, 2020 at 4:58 pm

      He played in 5 decades – I’m sure he’s the only one.
      70’s and 80’s just for a goof…

  15. unca_chuck said, on April 15, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Here’s the same one, but colorized and a lot clearer, and the end shows a cable car rolling out of the Ferry Bldg after the quake.

  16. Winder said, on April 15, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    I like the horse drawn covered trucks. Commerce was in full swing this day.

  17. alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Yeah that’s some crazy any thing goes driving habits, 3 wide, and I wonder what the percentage of pedestrians were injured/killed on their jaywalking adventures which were obvious nobody gave a shit about…

  18. unca_chuck said, on April 15, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Love Tom Waits, Winder. Good stuff.

  19. Macdog said, on April 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Amazing video, it looks a Harold Lloyd movie with all the well-timed near-misses between the cars, horses and pedestrians.

  20. unca_chuck said, on April 15, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Trump on his way to electing himself king as he completely disregards the balance of power in our government.

    He wants to install Bob (Peckerhead) Packwood as one of his judges, saying there needs to be no oversight on his appointees.

    • Winder said, on April 15, 2020 at 4:20 pm

      Hopefully, he won’t get away with it. Thank God there are many who believe following the constitution is still the way to go. We have to take the Senate next go round. It would also be nice if some of the 1%ers who finance everything he does would just stop and realise what he’s doing to the country.

  21. Macdog said, on April 15, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Speaking of Jackie Robinson . . .

    • alleykat69 said, on April 15, 2020 at 5:16 pm

      Who is Babe Ruth?? 🤣🤣

      • Macdog said, on April 15, 2020 at 6:20 pm

        And she ended up winning.

    • djloo27 said, on April 15, 2020 at 7:46 pm

      And that was a $1,000 question…

  22. PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 15, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Happy April 15th, Flappers (actually now the morning of the 16th here). 15th was my original target date to move from Hanoi to Saigon (obviously not happening during lockdown); also original target date for lockdown to lift (also not happening); and also the date to give notice on my apartment for NEXT month’s targeted departure date (also not happening as I don’t want to freeze myself out of a place to live if the lockdown goes on and on and on). Funny how this was a date I planned and looked forward to, months ago. Life is what happens….. Hope everyone is well.

    • Flavor said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:10 pm

      Sorry to hear you’re dealing with all this bullshit, Paul. Almost all out of your control. Try to stay positive although I’m sure that’s nearly impossible to do right now.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:25 pm

        Thanks Craig. Also some visa complications at this time, lots of expats have had to leave (I think I’m good til at least end of July). Some dark days to be sure. Everyone is going thru it everywhere. People keep asking “when will things return to normal?” That train has left the station. Need to create new norms. Good luck to everyone!

    • Macdog said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:14 pm

      Man, what an ordeal. Who would’ve thought, 45 years later trying like hell to get into Saigon.

      • Flavor said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:27 pm

        lol.
        Hey, so there’s some other news to keep an eye on. The company that handles and manages the Flap domain has changed hands again. name.com is the company I have to work with. They do not have a good rep online and I’ve had trouble getting responses from them. Hopefully I just pay what’s due and service isn’t interrupted but there are a lot of stories online of this company taking payment and then service stops. So, if the Flap goes down any time between now and next week, that’s why…….

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:28 pm

        Haha, yeah John, how about that? At least I’m just trying to flee the north, not the whole country… 🙂 When explaining “irony” to students sometimes, good example: I was in the last year of the draft lottery and came up #9, decided to file for conscientious objector because no way was I going to die in Vietnam. Haha. Probably will anyway, by choice….

      • Macdog said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:40 pm

        Ha, more irony: You might be safer right now in Vietnam than the U.S.

      • PaulinAsia Banh Bao said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:46 pm

        Actually, yes, that’s true.

  23. Flavor said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    one of the great scenes in movie history.

  24. zumiee said, on April 15, 2020 at 8:48 pm

    Some people Trump might listen to.
    Nah…..

    “The Wall Street Journal
    @WSJ
    Executives told President Trump the U.S. needed to increase virus testing before the public would be confident to return to work, say people familiar with the talks.”


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