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April 23, 2007

sports history
posted by soe 1:03 am

Overheard on the R Street Starbucks patio this afternoon as I knit and Rudi read his Nick Hornby novel:

Girl: I was reading this really interesting piece on Jackie Robinson. I didn’t expect to find it interesting but I did. . . . Which team did he play for?

Guy: I don’t know.

Me (aside, to my knitting): The Brooklyn Dodgers

Girl (pullling out the Time Magazine that included the article and flipping to Jackie’s picture): Can you tell by looking at his uniform?

Guy (seeing the B on Jackie’s hat): Boston.


Girl: Ah. Thanks!

Category: sports. There is/are 3 Comments.

I had to google image search the two teams caps. I wouldn’t be able to tell them apart if the two were next to one another, even if the Red Sox cap had red lettering.

Comment by Grey Kitten 04.23.07 @ 2:15 am

Ah, but if you click on the article link, you’ll see that there is a big clue right next to the photo in the caption. If you didn’t know, you might consult that…

Comment by soe 04.23.07 @ 7:34 am

Okay, yeah, the caption isn’t remotely subtle.

Comment by Grey Kitten 04.23.07 @ 5:20 pm