Monday, April 29, 2013
It reminded me of sitting in Mr. Garrison's gym class in 1955 watching the world series on a little black and white TV with rabbit ears. Mr. Garrison sat in the front chewing gum and making comments.
I was a rabid Brooklyn fan. I have no idea why. I collected baseball cards. I liked saying Roy Campanella's name.
In l955, the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first franchise World Series in seven games. I was so happy. It seemed personal.
Mr. Garrison was happy because it was a seven-game world series, so he didn't have to teach.
When they moved the Dodgers to Los Angeles, my romance ended. The Los Angeles Dodgers? That is so wrong. They tore down Ebbets field, but you can see it again in all its glory in 42. Take your children, so they learn something about racism in the "good ole days."
Seen a good movie lately?
Posted by Louise Plummer at 11:58 AM