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Jackie Robinson Day 2018: New Patches and Everyone is #42

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A patch on the sleeve is more than enough.  Everyone does not need to wear 42, and there sure as hell doesn't need to be a patch on the hats.

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9 minutes ago, mjd77 said:

A patch on the sleeve is more than enough.  Everyone does not need to wear 42, and there sure as hell doesn't need to be a patch on the hats.

On the list of annoyances this is near the bottom.

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1 hour ago, mjd77 said:

A patch on the sleeve is more than enough.  Everyone does not need to wear 42, and there sure as hell doesn't need to be a patch on the hats.

 

Everyone wearing 42 is an unintentional admission that NOBs and numbers aren't important, and in 2018 are simply for marketing purposes.

 

Maybe when they do this gimmick, they should put the players' real numbers on the sleeve like the Phillies.

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1 hour ago, mjd77 said:

A patch on the sleeve is more than enough.  Everyone does not need to wear 42, and there sure as hell doesn't need to be a patch on the hats.

 

I agree. Only the Dodgers should wear #42 and go no name on the back, but even that's just a maybe.

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There’s a reason for the no NOB and the same number.  It’s not just to honor JR but also it symbolizes equality and acceptance.  No names, no diff numbers, no separation st all to identify the players other than pure baseball talent. 

 

Its not fair to call it gimmicky. It’s actully one of the more important and valid tributes in sports. 

 

On the the other hand—Star spangled uniforms for July 4 are gimkicky. 

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9 minutes ago, goforbroke said:

There’s a reason for the no NOB and the same number.  It’s not just to honor JR but also it symbolizes equality and acceptance.  No names, no diff numbers, no separation st all to identify the players other than pure baseball talent. 

 

Its not fair to call it gimmicky. It’s actully one of the more important and valid tributes in sports. 

 

On the the other hand—Star spangled uniforms for July 4 are gimkicky. 

 

I never thought of it as symbolizing equality. That makes it much more palatable for me, though for functional purposes, I think I’d prefer an all-42 “lineup along the baselines” type of ceremony prior to the game, removal of the 42 jerseys to give them to people in the stands, then play the game in regular numbers.

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48 minutes ago, goforbroke said:

There’s a reason for the no NOB and the same number.  It’s not just to honor JR but also it symbolizes equality and acceptance.  No names, no diff numbers, no separation st all to identify the players other than pure baseball talent. 

 

Its not fair to call it gimmicky. It’s actully one of the more important and valid tributes in sports. 

 

On the the other hand—Star spangled uniforms for July 4 are gimkicky. 

 

I know the term carries a negative notation, but a gimmick is simply a device intended to attract attention & publicity. That you value one cause over another doesn't make either not a gimmick.

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I like the 42 logo, but would prefer one featuring Jackie Robinson or his signature like the 50th anniversary logo and then use that logo every season. I’ve come to accept every player wearing 42 on April 15th, but the jersey and cap patches scream corporate greed and that’s wrong.

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I guess this is one tribute idea the NFL will never adopt. Every player has to wear a certain number to honor him. How will the officials call penalties and who would be an eligible receiver?

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Jackie Robinson Day is perfect. Jackie Robinson Day is sports at its best.

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I like the cap patch more than the jersey one. 

 

 

More teams have sleeve patches for events/memorials than cap ones.

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3 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

Everyone wearing 42 is an unintentional admission that NOBs and numbers aren't important, and in 2018 are simply for marketing purposes.

 

Maybe when they do this gimmick, they should put the players' real numbers on the sleeve like the Phillies.

This is a uniform element I really like. I wish more teams did this with their regular uniforms.

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37 minutes ago, DNAsports said:

This is a uniform element I really like. I wish more teams did this with their regular uniforms.

to me, it's like the orioles white paneled caps. Looks fantastic if only one or two teams do it, but it'll look terrible if everyone did it.

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5 hours ago, andrewharrington said:

 

I never thought of it as symbolizing equality. That makes it much more palatable for me, though for functional purposes, I think I’d prefer an all-42 “lineup along the baselines” type of ceremony prior to the game, removal of the 42 jerseys to give them to people in the stands, then play the game in regular numbers.

That's what they used to do before they switched to everyone wears 42. With the patch on the sleeve I feel they should have had everyone wear their regular numbers and just remove the nameplates.

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Today, the Orioles played the Red Sox in Boston where the game time temperature was 34 degrees and fans were given free hot chocolate.  Many of the Orioles were dressed like this with faces covered, all wearing #42. It made for quite a time telling the players apart.

Orioles_Red_Sox_Baseball_21327.jpg

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21 minutes ago, Bill81361 said:

Today, the Orioles played the Red Sox in Boston where the game time temperature was 34 degrees and fans were given free hot chocolate.  Many of the Orioles were dressed like this with faces covered, all wearing #42. It made for quite a time telling the players apart.

Orioles_Red_Sox_Baseball_21327.jpg

Wearing 42 is a nice tribute, but the blackface is really inappropriate, isn't it?

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7 hours ago, DeFrank said:

 

Jackie Robinson Day is perfect. Jackie Robinson Day is sports at its best.

 

Jackie Robinson himself sure was.  

 

The idea of a day to honor him is perfect.  Not necessarily this particular application. 

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54 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

 

Jackie Robinson himself sure was.  

 

The idea of a day to honor him is perfect.  Not necessarily this particular application. 

 

I disagree. I think it's great that everyone wears 42. 

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2 hours ago, DeFrank said:

 

I disagree. I think it's great that everyone wears 42. 

it's a little cultish 

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