One more bit of baseball via which we may reflect on the Colin Kaepernick controversy. In 1972 Jackie Robinson wrote his autobiography. In it he reflected on how he felt about his historical legacy as a baseball player, a businessman and as a political activist. A political activism, it should be noted, which favored both sides of the aisle at various times. He supported Nixon in 1960, supported the war in Vietnam and worked for Nelson Rockefeller. He did not support Goldwater and did support the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He supported Humphrey against Nixon in 1968. He was no blind partisan or ideologue. When you find someone like that you can usually rest assured it’s because they’re thinking hard
Sergio Aguero will miss Argentina’s upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers. According to the Argentine FA Aguero, 28, suffered a calf injury in Manchester City’s 3-1 victory against West Ham United on Sunday and he is no longer in their squad for the games against Uruguay and Venezuela. City’s main striker was subbed out in the 88th minute by Pep Guardiola and news of this calf injury comes amid controversy as there are calls for Aguero to receive a retrospective ban for his flailing elbow which caught West Ham defender Winston Reid in the face in the second half. If Aguero is handed a ban by the FA he will miss the upcoming Manchester derby against Manchester United on Saturday Sept. 10 (Watch live,
The race for the American League MVP award just got cloudier Sunday. Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson announced his presence with authority, bashing three home runs during a 9-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. Donaldson’s first blast came in a big spot for the Blue Jays.