Friday, June 6, 2008

Negro League Baseballers Have Their Day

Sometimes, you just come across a story that makes you feel good. Check out this article on the Yahoo! Sports page.

I confess, I don't know much about baseball. But that doesn't matter with a story like this. Emilio “Millito” Navarro (age 103), Joe B. Scott (age 87), Neale “Bobo” Henderson (age 78), along with 27 other aging Negro League baseball players, have finally been included in a Major League draft. After all these years, these athletes are being acknowledged for their talent and given a place on the Major League roster.

It reminded me of just how far we've come as a country. Is everything perfect? Nope. But we're getting a little closer to the day when a person will be judged solely on merit rather than race, gender, or any other superficial identifier.

Hmmm, that's a little deep for my little old Musings blog. This concludes our American Minute. We now return you to regularly scheduled programming.

Not so fast! (added 6/12/08) If you want to know more about this historic MLB event, visit this link: http://growingbolder.com/media/Sports/Baseball/Righting-a-Wrong-155775.html. Many thanks to Katy Widrick for providing it!

3 comments:

windycindy said...

I love your post! How true. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Katy Widrick said...

My company does video news stories on great people with awesome attitudes -- they don't get much better than some of the Negro League players who broke barriers in baseball!

You can see a video we did at MLB's recent symbolic draft of Negro League players, which includes Millito Navarro, Peanut Johnson and Bill Blair as well as Ken Griffey and Dave Winfield.

I hope you enjoy it!

http://growingbolder.com/media/Sports/Baseball/Righting-a-Wrong-155775.html

Jennifer AlLee said...

Hey Katy,

Thanks for sharing the link to the MLB draft video. What a great event!