Monday, April 15, 2013

Photo: Shirtless Pirates fans pay homage to Jackie Robinson

Today is a historic day for Major League Baseball. It marks the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier.

Teams are honoring Robinson on this momentous day by having each of its players wear uniforms with his No. 42 on the back. The tradition was started by Ken Griffey Jr. in 2007 when he asked permission from commissioner Bud Selig to do so. Now, it has become a league-wide custom.

And we can add these guys (pictured above) to the mix, as well. The group of Pittsburgh Pirates fans not only took the time and effort to paint "42" in black and yellow on their backs, but they also managed to coordinate well enough to spell out "LETS GO BUCS." The only thing missing is the apostrophe after "T" and before "S", guys.

But in all seriousness, it's nice to see the younger generation embrace the celebration of baseball's past.

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