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# Is it disresspectful?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
Here's a debate a few friends and I had over drinks last night. What do you think?

White, blond haired, blue eyed boy from a wealthy family chooses to wear #42 as his baseball number. Hes on a team with a mixed group of kids; the team is made up of about 6 black kids and 6 white kids. The kid who wears 42 has been on the team longer than any of the black kids have. However none have asked that he give up the number.

Is it disrespectful for him to continue to request 42 every year?

P.s. if you don't know the significance of the #42, Shame on you....Google it.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 15, 2018 at 8:42 AM
Replies (271-275):
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 17, 2018 at 7:08 AM
The number is significant in baseball because its jackie Robinson's number. But it's clear you already knew that.

However that is not why the child is wearing it.

I honestly can not figure out why this is so hard for you?

Quoting winedrinker2: Omg . You said turn on any baseball game to see why the number is significant . But then you said it wasn’t bc it was Jackie Robinson number so what I’m asking is then why is it significant ?

Quoting Anonymous 1: That question makes no sense.

But if you're trying to ask why it is significant to the child...its not.

Quoting winedrinker2: So was that it he likes the number ?

Quoting Anonymous 1: I'm not sure what you're asking

Quoting winedrinker2: This post is 27 pages long . I read the first couple of pages and I don’t see anything but that he likes the number and it has nothing to do with Jackie Robinson

Quoting Anonymous 1: Umm..its all over this post.....

Quoting winedrinker2: Just tell us what 42 signifies ..wth

Quoting Anonymous 1: That's not true at all.

Just turn on any baseball game today.

Quoting Anonymous 6: It's only a sports number. It doesn't matter. At all.
Quoting Anonymous 1: It's a significant number.

Quoting Anonymous 6: I Googled it and didn't find anything other than some good players have used it. My opinion before I Googled was no its not disrespectful, and it still is. It's just a sports number. Getting hung up on the number a kid has on his back is utterly ridiculous.
by Member on Apr. 17, 2018 at 7:11 AM
Just forget it . I read they those pages and when people said it’s jackie Robinson’s number you said that’s not it .

I really don’t care that much . I’ll survive not knowing

Quoting Anonymous 1: The number is significant in baseball because its jackie Robinson's number. But it's clear you already knew that.

However that is not why the child is wearing it.

I honestly can not figure out why this is so hard for you?

Quoting winedrinker2: Omg . You said turn on any baseball game to see why the number is significant . But then you said it wasn’t bc it was Jackie Robinson number so what I’m asking is then why is it significant ?

Quoting Anonymous 1: That question makes no sense.

But if you're trying to ask why it is significant to the child...its not.

Quoting winedrinker2: So was that it he likes the number ?

Quoting Anonymous 1: I'm not sure what you're asking

Quoting winedrinker2: This post is 27 pages long . I read the first couple of pages and I don’t see anything but that he likes the number and it has nothing to do with Jackie Robinson

Quoting Anonymous 1: Umm..its all over this post.....

Quoting winedrinker2: Just tell us what 42 signifies ..wth

Quoting Anonymous 1: That's not true at all.

Just turn on any baseball game today.

Quoting Anonymous 6: It's only a sports number. It doesn't matter. At all.
Quoting Anonymous 1: It's a significant number.

Quoting Anonymous 6: I Googled it and didn't find anything other than some good players have used it. My opinion before I Googled was no its not disrespectful, and it still is. It's just a sports number. Getting hung up on the number a kid has on his back is utterly ridiculous.
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 17, 2018 at 7:14 AM
Lol...right..that's not why he wears it.

Seriously you cant ne this thick....

Quoting winedrinker2: Just forget it . I read they those pages and when people said it’s jackie Robinson’s number you said that’s not it .

I really don’t care that much . I’ll survive not knowing

Quoting Anonymous 1: The number is significant in baseball because its jackie Robinson's number. But it's clear you already knew that.

However that is not why the child is wearing it.

I honestly can not figure out why this is so hard for you?

Quoting winedrinker2: Omg . You said turn on any baseball game to see why the number is significant . But then you said it wasn’t bc it was Jackie Robinson number so what I’m asking is then why is it significant ?

Quoting Anonymous 1: That question makes no sense.

But if you're trying to ask why it is significant to the child...its not.

Quoting winedrinker2: So was that it he likes the number ?

Quoting Anonymous 1: I'm not sure what you're asking

Quoting winedrinker2: This post is 27 pages long . I read the first couple of pages and I don’t see anything but that he likes the number and it has nothing to do with Jackie Robinson

Quoting Anonymous 1: Umm..its all over this post.....

Quoting winedrinker2: Just tell us what 42 signifies ..wth

Quoting Anonymous 1: That's not true at all.

Just turn on any baseball game today.

Quoting Anonymous 6: It's only a sports number. It doesn't matter. At all.
Quoting Anonymous 1: It's a significant number.

Quoting Anonymous 6: I Googled it and didn't find anything other than some good players have used it. My opinion before I Googled was no its not disrespectful, and it still is. It's just a sports number. Getting hung up on the number a kid has on his back is utterly ridiculous.
by Platinum Member on Apr. 17, 2018 at 7:21 AM
Unless Jackie Robinson’s grandson is on the team the number is fair game.
by Anonymous 50 on Apr. 17, 2018 at 7:37 AM
It's a number. What a ridiculous thing to be worried about.