Friday, June 19, 2020

Three of a Kind


 I am starting a new collection, which I am calling Three of a Kind.  Each of the collections will have three cards that have something in common.  
I wanted to start with these three cards.  I have never gotten political in my posts, but I may start here.  
All three of the above protest racial bigotry and police brutality and their careers suffered for it.
Tommy Smith protesteded with John Carlos at the 1968 Olympics by raising a gloved fist and bowing his head during the national anthem. 
Colin Kapernick kneeled during the national anthem in 2016.  He began by sitting through the anthem, but after talking with a military veteran he decided to take a knee.  He hasn't played since 2017.
Bruce Maxwell was the only major league baseball player to take a knee.  He was playing for the A's and took a knee, with his hand on his heart.  Teammate Mark Canha had his hand on Maxwell's shoulder in support.  
Today is Juneteenth, a day that should be given over to some soul searching about how we make things better for everyone and make sure that are people are treated equally well.