Our Padres blog, Gaslamp Ball, tells a story that kind of cracks me up. Gaslamp Ball gave a shirt to a fan that features all the numbers retired by the Padres, including Jackie Robinson's.â†µ
The numbers wouldn't stay on, the shirts faded really quick and there was over spray all over them. Well apparently we gave PSA one of those defective shirts. You can see in the picture that the 42 is already coming off when he received it.â†µ
Well anyway he wore it to Spring Training this year and now the 42 is almost completely gone and he had people getting angry and yelling stuff at him thinking he was a racist that was making a statement that the Padres should remove Jackie Robinson's number.â†µ
This is a story about a unintentional racism, dramatic overreaction, and shirts -- three of the driving components behind Curb Your Enthusiasm. It is the stuff of Larry David.