私「You said that “you need to make 200 centences.” right?」
私「It was impossible for me but I did my best.」
The movie What I explain is “42”.
Do you know Jacky Robinson who was baseball player?
He is a first baseball player of Black man in Major League Baseball.
I know that baseball is not popular in Philippines.
But it is not necessary to know the baseball well to enjoy this movie.
Because this movie is a biopic rather than baseball movie.
This movie takes place United Steates in 1947.
The black and the white were not able to play baseball together in the then United States.
Because as you know, racial discrimination was justified in those days.
There were even white restrooms and white seats on the bus.
There were 400 player in Major League Baseball then.
All of them whites, There were no blacks.
Jacky Robinson played in the league only for blacks, It was called Negro league.
They were able to stay at hotel so have to sleep on the bus.
One day, Jacky Robinson was called by president of team Brooklyn Dodgers.
It is Harrison Ford to play this president.
He showed a new contract for Jacky Robinson and He asked Jacky Robinson.
“Can you control your temper?”
“A black man in white baseball, can you imagine the reaction?”
“What are you gonna do then? Fight him? Ruin all my plans?”
“Answer me you black son of a bitch!”
Jacky Robinson said
“You want a player who doesn’t have the guts to fight back?”
He said in this way gently
“No,No, I want a player who’s got the guts not to fight back.”
(It takes little time to understand this sentence.)
“You have to be gentleman and a great baseball player.”
So impressive seane.
Anyway, Jacky Robinson began to fight against racial discrimination.
One match, He was attacked by the word from boss of opposing team.
It’s unspeakblly bad word.
In some cases, the picher of opposing team threw a ball to his head on purpose.
But Jacky Robinson controled his temper.
Most of people around him dislike him.
But they gradually change and come to help him.
That was very interesting for me.
For example, Jacky Robinson always have been taking shower after teammates take it.
One day, one teammates said
“How come you never shower until everybody else is done?”
Jacky Robinson said
“I don’t want to make anyone feel uncomfortable”
The teammates said
“We are the team, come on, take a shower with me.”
He excused himself.
That came out wrong.
It’s not with me.
Together, as a team.
His team Brooklyn Dodgers won the championship and he got a Rookies of the Year.
He was a great player and great person.
If I was him, I would quit baseball imidiatelly.
I think that I can not bear his life.
He is a so great strong person.
That’s why movie’s title is 42.
It’s his number and nobody can wear the uniform of number 42.
Because it is only number retired all of baseball.
each year on April 15, Jackie Robinson Day, all major leaguers wear number 42 to honor Robinson’s unique contribution to baseball.