Words Wednesday: Honor, Respect, Courage, Passion

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"Some players are taller than others, some are heavier than others, some are left-handed, some are right-handed, but the one thing they share in carrying No. 42 is the fact that the man who wore it gave them the one thing that no one at the time could ever have done. He gave them equality, and he gave them opportunity."
-Vin Scully

I really enjoyed watching baseball Sunday, April 15th, as Major League Baseball honored the late great Jackie Robinson.

On Jackie Robinson Day,  EVERY player in all of major league baseball wore Jackie's #42, which had been officially retired from baseball in 1997, 50 years after his debut. 

Robinson was the first player to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball on April 15, 1947.  He suffered a great deal of racism and hardship during ensuing years but stayed the course and changed history for all of posterity. 

It is people like Jackie Robinson who don't sit around complaining about the injustices in life. They don't let anyone or anything hold them back from their dreams.  They go out and get it, in spite of the sacrifices.  That is what dreams are made of.  That's how history is made. 

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Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Ignoring the ceiling...the barriers...the opinions of others and following your dreams is what history...inventors...heroes are made of...Amen and Women.

Apr 18, 2018 02:53 AM #1
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Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164
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No other story in sports is like Jackie's. Loved the movie too!

Apr 18, 2018 03:25 AM #2
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James Dray
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Morning Carol.

Interesting, I wrote about the first African-American woman to receive a patent yesterday.  Great minds...

Apr 18, 2018 03:32 AM #3
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Carol,

Loved the post, and a great example of what happens when one stops whining about injustice...A

Apr 18, 2018 04:27 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Carol. I really like your conclusion and agree: great people don't sir around complaining, they do get into it.

Apr 18, 2018 04:59 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Carol.  I have admired Jackie Robinson for a long time and his life was one with struggles and rewards.

Apr 18, 2018 05:41 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Carol. Very few are initiators while the majority are imitators! Enjoy our day!

Apr 18, 2018 05:42 AM #7
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Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,
Indeed.  Follow your heart and passion and don't let anything stop you!

Apr 18, 2018 06:31 AM #8
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Good morning Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164 ,
Most of the significant change in this country was due to one person taking a stand (or in Rosa Parks case sat on a bus) and creating a cause.  Jackie Robinson was one of those people.

Apr 18, 2018 06:33 AM #9
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Good morning James Dray ,
I think some people were born to be leaders of their time!

Apr 18, 2018 06:33 AM #10
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Good morning, Alexandra
Stop whining and be the change, right?

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Apr 18, 2018 06:36 AM #11
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Good morning Sheila Anderson ,
I love how Robinson just kept going and never let all the abuse and negativity sway him. He never lashed back. His courage and passion were immense. 

Apr 18, 2018 06:40 AM #12
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Good morning Gabe Sanders 
Yes, many struggles and eventually great rewards... not just for himself but those of all races.

Apr 18, 2018 06:41 AM #13
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Good morning Wayne Martin ,
Many try to be intimidators to stop change.  You have to admire someone like Robinson who never lashed back and just kept going with his courage and passion. 

Apr 18, 2018 06:42 AM #14
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In my younger years, I worked at a company who had an employee who idolized Jackie Robinson.  He had pictures of him in his office and on his desk.  I actually thought he knew him personally, but they had never met.

Apr 18, 2018 07:02 AM #15
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William Feela
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Besiedes breaking all the barriers he was one hell of a player also

Apr 18, 2018 07:36 AM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Carol-I am so sorry that I missed this. What you said...about not sitting around complaining but doing something about it...rang so true. I can't imagine what he had to endure. 

Apr 18, 2018 11:21 AM #17
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He really helped change the world for the better and I am grateful that he did. Thank you for sharing.

Apr 18, 2018 12:46 PM #18
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I have very little time for complainers. If you don't ike the way something is, do something about it.

Apr 18, 2018 07:58 PM #19
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Carol what a great post as a Boston Red Sox fan, I enjoyed the fact that every team wore #42 on their Jerseys to  recognize him and needless to say those Jerseys will be collector's items, Endre

Apr 18, 2018 10:46 PM #20
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