Several prominent black baseball players — not that many to choose from anymore — have taken the opportunity to honor Jackie Robinson by wearing No. 42 on April 15, the 60th anniversary of Jackie's first day in the bigs. (It was initially Ken Griffey Jr.'s idea, though, sadly, coming up with it caused him to pull a hammy.) One of the people honoring Jackie is not Garret Anderson.
"It wasn't my idea, and I'm not the type of person to jump on the bandwagon because someone else is doing something," Anderson said in the LA Times. "If I did it just because someone else was doing it, it would seem kind of empty to me."
Of all the times to assert one's individuality, this seems like a highly appropriate one, yes?