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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, all 25 Dodger players will don the Hall of Famer's number on the back of their uniform on April 15th, a stunning tribute that will charm everyone except the official scorer.

The number 42 was officially retired from MLB ten years ago, allowing those who still had the number to continue to wear it, but barring anyone new from sporting it. Currently only NY Yankees closer Mariano Rivera still has permission to wear the magic number.

Joining every Dodger a week from Sunday will be perennial all-stars Ken Griffey (who thought of the idea), Barry Bonds, Gary Sheffield, Derrek Lee, and NY Mets manager Willie Randolph.

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Absent will be Anaheim Angels outfielder Garret Anderson who isn't interested in participating because a) Griffey thought it up b) GA doesn't want to seem trendy.

"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."

The Angels reportedly asked their $50 million dollar man Gary Matthews Jr. if he would wear the number, and after he agreed, Anaheim thought it might be a good idea to ask permission from the Commissioner's office before they put their controversial free-agent-pickup back in the spotlight.

Randolph, the former Yankee great, told MLB.com yesterday, "Any time I can be involved with the name Jackie Robinson, it's an honor for me. I want to be the one. He was such a special man who did so much for so many people. I'm looking forward to the ceremony."

Also looking forward to the celebration will be Dmitri Young, Mike Cameron, Carlos Lee, Josh Barfield, Orlando Hudson, and everyone's favorite Coco Crisp, who will all be wearing Robinson's number.

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In our opinion Anderson is a punk who doesn't deserve to wear Robinson's number. Anderson is everything that Jackie wasn't, he's the modern day selfish athlete who doesn't care about baseball traditions, history, the African American struggle, or common fucking sense.

Garret Anderson is Barry Bonds minus 500 homers but fully equipped with the You-Owe-Me attitude that nearly ruined baseball. Now in his 14th season, you'd think that GA would have gotten it by now, that the $50 million that he's earned over the years in baseball would have made him feel somewhat grateful. But no, he chose to take this moment to spit on the memory of a fellow Black man who paved the way for him.

Heck of a job, brotha.

Update: Garret Agrees With LAist, He's Not Worthy

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