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The Locker and the Closet
New York Times, by Frank Bruni

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Posted By:jackson, 4/16/2013 2:30:17 PM

I’ve been hearing the name Jackie Robinson a lot lately, and not just because a movie about him, “42,” hit multiplexes on Friday and had a bigger opening-weekend gross than any baseball movie ever. I’ve been hearing it in the context of an intensifying drumbeat: that the “gay Jackie Robinson” is just weeks or months away. We should retire the phrase now. It’s a flawed comparison. As a few other observers have noted, it doesn’t do justice to Robinson’s experience and to the many differences between the challenges he confronted and those facing

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A new low for the Times. The most devout homosexual columnist on staff, Frank Bruni, compares the "openly black" (not making that up!) Robinson with modern pervert "trailblazers". And check out his picture! Isn´t he sweet! Where are the black protesters! Sheesh!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jj1319, 4/16/2013 2:47:09 PM     (No. 9278790)

I heard the movie sucks. Don´t waste your time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: The Advocate, 4/16/2013 3:02:54 PM     (No. 9278807)

Slightly off topic.
I remember when female sports reporters demanded to be allowed into the locker rooms -equal access.
It was the wives of the players who were most resistant.
Now with gay players supposedly coming out - the hetero players cannot argue against it because of invasion of privacy -women are already in the locker rooms.
Perhaps they will set up separate showers?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/16/2013 3:31:26 PM     (No. 9278852)

I thought the Burger King mascot was the first openly gay pro football player...

He liked to squiggle around in a pile-on in his white tights, right... ?
Described as "kinda creepy... "
Like when he openly displayed the family jewels... ? Okay, faux royalty, but...

The writer waxes on about football, baseball, basketball and hockey...

What about Rugby... ?
Who´s gonna scrum with the gay ones... ?
Inquiring minds...


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Reply 4 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 4/16/2013 3:39:55 PM     (No. 9278864)

I guess the sodomites have destroyed the military and TV enough.

Might was well destroy professional sports while they are at it...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 4/16/2013 3:45:49 PM     (No. 9278872)

I have never seen a baseball movie worth watching. Being gay had nothing to do with what Robinson did, being black had everything to do with it. Now tell me again how gay rights are a good comparison to racial rights.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gagolfer, 4/16/2013 4:06:26 PM     (No. 9278913)

Evidently you haven´t seen Moneyball, #5. Certainly worth watching for whatever reason, baseball fan or not.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lazyman, 4/16/2013 4:13:14 PM     (No. 9278926)

With the present rating system I would give this subject material an extra 3 stars. The only higher rank from Hollywood would be if he had Aids too. Once you understand the system you can wait for it to be on HBO which should be in 6 months. Note: Foreign films get an extra two stars maybe more so they know we love them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 4/16/2013 5:33:23 PM     (No. 9279052)

I watched "The Jackie Robinson Story," a movie filmed in 1950, on an ESPN channel last Saturday afternoon. It was no blockbuster, but it does go to show Robinson´s impact was recognized even back in the days before the civil rights movement.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PI65, 4/17/2013 12:50:59 AM     (No. 9279547)

I saw "42" this afternoon. I enjoyed it very much and feel it was well done. I know quite a bit about this subject and feel it is pretty accurate to what actually happened. Branch Rickey was a courageous owner and a great American. It was about business for Rickey but also he was a very religious individual. Go see it if you love this country.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hazymac, 4/17/2013 1:51:54 AM     (No. 9279571)

Ol´ Diz´s (Dizzy Dean, of course) broadcasting sidekick, Pee Wee Reese, stood up for Jackie Robinson very publicly when they both played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, proving that he. too was a decent human being during the mean old days of Jim Crow.

Only weeks before he passed away Jackie Robinson appeared at the Ted Rhodes professional golf tournament at Harpeth Hills Golf Course in west Nashville. Lee Elder, Jim Dent, and other black pros were there with Mr. Robinson, standing on the back of the first tee. I was right there myself, but was too afraid ask for an autograph or to shake his hand. Nevertheless I told a professional friend standing next to me how much I admired the great old ballplayer. I, too, was there to pay my respects. This was a man who deserved the utmost respect from everybody. It was an honor just to be in his vicinity.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: PI65, 4/17/2013 12:08:42 PM     (No. 9280390)

Wonderful job as usual #10.

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