Monday Baseball Motivation


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Jackie Robinson and Martin Luther King, Jr. receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Howard University in 1957. Photo courtesy of the National Museum of American History.

“Jackie Robinson made my success possible. Without him, I would never have been able to do what I did.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s remember the impact sports had on Dr. King and that King had on sports. Let his words and actions inspire us, just as Jackie Robinson inspired him (and us).

Happy MLK, Jr., Day!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

 

Monday Baseball Motivation


 

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Bob Gibson in 2010. Photo by Monowi, via Wikipedia

“You’ve got to have an attitude if you’re going to go far in this game.”
– Bob Gibson

 

This Monday may be tougher than most, for those of us returning to the real world after taking time off over the past few weeks. We’re gonna need an attitude to make it through the day!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Monday Baseball Motivation


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Kevin Youkilis in 2009. Photo by Keith Allison via Wikipedia

“I think I try to pride myself on playing the game right. Of course, there’s some people that don’t like the way you go about your business. What I’ve found is you can’t please everybody. There’s people out there that work some hard jobs and like guys that play hard, and that’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to play hard. I play with a lot of passion. This is my life and something I take very seriously. I don’t take the game for granted.” – Kevin Youkilis

 

Happy Monday and Happy Holidays!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Monday Baseball Motivation


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Al Schacht with the Washington Senators in 1925

Since we’re heading toward two weeks of all kinds of holidays, I thought I’d post this quote by Al Schacht, “The Clown Prince of Baseball,” in honor of Hanukkah:

“There is talk that I am Jewish – just because my father was Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I speak Yiddish and once studied to be a rabbi and a cantor. Well, that’s how rumors get started.”- Al Schacht

I’ll post more about Schacht on Stat-urday!

Happy Monday and Happy Holidays!

~ baseballrebecca