If you had gone to Google yesterday you would have seen a drawing of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in major league baseball. It commemorated what would have been his 94th birthday. He first played for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and retired from major league baseball in 1956, well before I became aware of baseball. One of the highways in New York City was renamed for him, and sometimes it's easy to forget there was a real person behind "the Jackie Robinson."
The picture captured my interest and I finished reading his biography in total awe of the man and the baseball player. It also reminded me of my love for baseball. I learned that the rotunda at CitiField -- where the Mets play in Queens -- is the Jackie and Rachel Robinson Rotunda. I think there's a field trip coming in the spring and research into other sights to visit that celebrate baseball in New York City. And for those of us who are baseball fans...58 days until the season opener on March 31! Any other baseball fans in Buttercupland?