Smitty’s Loose Change: Jackie Robinson, Kobe Bryant and a Lot of Baseball Left

TheSpitter joins the rest of baseball in a salute to Jackie Robinson today. There’s a long, long way to go before the game realizes the dream of equality. But Robinson’s bravery, audacity and class forged the beginnings of the path.

In Kobe Bryant’s last game, he scored 60 points. He jacked up 50 shots, the most by any player in a single game since 1967. He went 6 for 21 from 3-point range. His team, which finished 17 and 65, showered him with champagne.

Speaking of Washington, if you’re in Washington tomorrow, check out the DC Emancipation Day festivities.

The Rockies? Disappointing? Say it ain’t so! Scott Fendley’s series of the greatest disappointments in the game.

When teams start slow, there’s a tendency to declare “there’s a lot of baseball left.” Will it be enough for Atlanta or Minnesota?

Even with a lot of baseball left, the spotlight on Alex Rodriguez’s slow start is heating up.

And finally, here’s every episode of the cloying white-people sitcom Friends, played at once.


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