before you can say jackie robinson

April 15, 2007

With the return of the Red Sox I've been listening to Sports Radio a bit more, and... wow. I'm mildly surprised they're still banging the "LOL, so much for global warming, amirite?" drum. One of them was even clever enough to repeating the metaphor "the Earth has a fever" without even extending it to the idea of sometimes a fever also brings on chills. Ok, so maybe that bends an already strained metaphor to the breaking point, but seriously, to ignore what seems to be a higher preponderance of weird rather because "why that's not quite warming, is it?" is just frustrating.

Quote of the Moment
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
--Jackie Robinson. A sophomoric interpretation wonders "so why does that impact matter if the other lives don't matter", a slightly wiser (if more geeky) level is to see that importance as an emergent property...

Anyway, Happy Jackie Robinson day. His wikipedia page makes for some good reading.

And I hate to say it, but shame on the Red Sox for being the last major league team to integrate, and maybe their backwards stance helped perpetuate the Curse of the Bambino (PDF, or see the google HTML)

News of the Past Moment
I guess it's as good a day as any to put in my two cents worth on Don Imus. I find the most startling aspect of the whole sordid affair is: people were still listening to Don Imus???