Over a decade ago, Major League Baseball retired Jackie Robinson’s number: no player would wear his number again. This year, on the anniversary of his debut, players around baseball wore #42 as a tribute to Jackie.
Adam Jones wore #42 for the Orioles. This kid (yes, kid. he’s 1.5 years younger than me) is on my fantasy team, so I was excited that he hit a home run. But more importantly, a nice tribute to Jackie Robinson. When Adam hit the home run, one of the commentators said, “Somewhere, Jackie Robinson is smiling.” I’m sure he is. Go Orioles!