[JPL] Ignorance about Jackie Robinson

Bobby Jackson ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Mar 15 11:20:14 EDT 2012

.......and I love your spot on response Ed.  Kudos to you, this thread and all of my JPL participants!!!

Bobby Jackson
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On Mar 15, 2012, at 10:57 AM, EdBride at aol.com wrote:

> Understood, but when I was 40 (and probably you, as well) I had  personal 
> memories of Jackie Robinson. Therefore, the occasional return of him to  the 
> news registered with me, as did his demise, and certainly on the Ken Burns  
> series. 
> It's too bad that more coaches don't follow your example. I love that idea  
> of Brain Baseball. Not all is lost: I have a nephew who was probably 8 
> years old  when Ted Williams died, and he was heart-broken. His dad taught him 
> well.
> You're right-on about music teachers dropping the ball (great mixed  
> metaphor, too!),
> Ed
> In a message dated 3/15/2012 10:15:10 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
> arturo at kuvo.org writes:
> I played  organized baseball from Little League to Babe Ruth League and 
> beyond, as I  played in adult baseball(not softball) leagues well into my 30s. 
> The   coaches and managers I had always talked about baseball history, being 
> raised  in Pasadena-Jackie Robinson's home town, he was often cited and we 
> even had  Mack Robinson-Jackie's Olympian brother giving us talks. In my 
> 40s, I became a  coach and teaching baseball history was a part of the program, 
> whenever it  rained we conducted Brain Baseball, strictly talking about 
> baseball's past  along with situations strategy
> If music instructors are not teaching  history as part of the curriculum, 
> they are dropping the ball. As mentioned  previously, it's all about  
> exposure!
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