I like to commemorate Jackie Robinson's Day by referring to my original post on April 18, 2010 (link here for my complete post in honor of Jackie Robinson, being yourself as a vegan when celebrating this event, and my grandmother the baseball fan) where I recently transitioned from a vegetarian to a vegan, and not knowing my husband who at the time was still eating meat would become a vegetarian a year later based on the joys and rewards that he saw my health and life experience as a vegetarian and then a vegan.
I reflect in my original 4-18-10 post on my grandmother Susie Mae who loved watching the San Francisco Giants in her home state, as well as watching the historic Baseball Negro League teams in her former state of Alabama before moving to California in the late 1930s.
My mother also mentioned this past weekend as my mother and myself watched the NY Yankees on TV Saturday that her Uncle Raymond played baseball for a local team in the San Francisco area when she was a child and teenager, and she enjoyed going to the games with her sisters and other family members to watch him play.
Baseball is embedded in me, and I love how this sport goes well with my vegan lifestyle of bring free to be me, and being a free-spirit. I love being a vegan. I love being a baseball fan. Many people have much to say about the non-salary cap in baseball and how players are overpaid. Granted. I do admit that fact. However, I cannot forget the strides and toughness of people like Jackie Robinson and other players of the Baseball Negro League who knocked down walls, doors, and dealt with hatred to make a better life for not only baseball players of all nationalities, but to make a better life for all of us children on this beautiful planet of Mother Earth.
Thank you Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Roy Campanella, George Altman, Sandy Amoros, Gene Baker, Dan Bankhead, Ernie Banks, Frank Barnes, Joe Black, Sam Bowens, Bob "The Rope" Boyd, Willie Mys, and many other Baseball Negro League Players from A to Z (link here for complete list)
~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"