UCLA honored Alum Jackie Robinson yesterday afternoon by naming their athletics facilities the Jackie Robinson Athletics and Recreation Complex. Jackie's wife, Rachel who was also a graduate in nursing at UCLA, was on hand to celebrate the event. In the photo above she is standing with Chancellor Gene Block, pic via @UCLAAthletics on twitter. Via Jason Dratch at the Daily Bruin:
“UCLA was the place where our lives together began and where many of our values and goals were established,” Rachel Robinson said. “Jack was very proud to be Bruin. We thrived in this university that supported our goals and achievements.”Below are some more links to check out:
During his speech, Block focused on the influence that Robinson still has on the UCLA community today.
“This is a place about people and people’s impact on the world,” Block said. “Over the course of the last century, UCLA students and facility have distinguished themselves as barrier breakers, transforming our world through discoveries and actions that pushed past previously established limits of knowledge and societal conventions.”
- Newest Dodger Adam Liberatore is on twitter. You can follow him here: @adamlib21.
- Via Jennifer Karmon at Spaces on Yahoo, "Clayton Kershaw buys family-ready home base in Los Angeles." Wow! He's got quite a nice place in Studio City now.
Clayton Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, purchased a house in the Valley for $4 million, scarcely 10 miles from Dodger Stadium. The high school sweethearts (dating back to ninth grade!) are expecting their first child, a daughter, in January.
- Via Eric Stephen at True Blue LA, "Joc Pederson done with winter ball."
- Via Mark Langill at Dodger Insider, "1956: Don Newcombe, Sal Maglie and Brooklyn’s last hurrah."
- Via Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider, Clayton Kershaw on collectors’ Mount Rushmore." Kershaw cards have taken off in value of late.
“He has been so spectacular that you realize this is a guy who’s going to be around for a long time,” (Rich) Mueller said. “You look at Sandy Koufax, who retired in 1966, what he accomplished in his short period of time. Kershaw, if he stays healthy, is going to surpass some what Koufax did, which is unconscionable.”
- In early December a documentary about LA Kings announcer Bob Miller will open at Regal Cinema L.A. LIVE (across the street from STAPLES Center). It'll begin on December 5th and will run for a minimum of one week. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Kings Care Foundation. The documentary is called "Voice of the King." Below is a trailer. Go here for the website.
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