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What Are You Doing This Weekend? How About A Baseball Movie?

Front cover of Jackie Robinson comic book (iss...

Front cover of Jackie Robinson comic book (issue #5). Shows head-and-shoulders portrait of Jackie Robinson in Brooklyn Dodgers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What are you doing this weekend?

Growing up, baseball season meant rooting for the Dodgers.  Dad went to Ebbetts Field every chance he could to see the Brooklyn team he loved.  Names like Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider and Sandy Koufax were part of our dinner conversation.  This weekend is the premiere of “42” about the life of Jackie Robinson, and his historical entrance into the all-white sport of baseball.  I may not see it this weekend, but I sure will see it soon!

Every year, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society holds fundraisers to raise money for research, self-help programs, advocacy, professional education, and countless other worthwhile programs. This weekend, my husband and I will be volunteering at WalkMS.  As they say, “we come together one day a year to show the power of our connections.”  

I have to become familiar with my new Breville juicer so I can finally begin my juicing program.  Another learning curve for this boomer…

What are you doing this weekend?  Whatever you do, make it a good one.

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7 thoughts on “What Are You Doing This Weekend? How About A Baseball Movie?

    1. Cathy Chester Post author

      How funny, Lois. The West Coast family are Yankee fans and my house are Giant and Dodger fans! Hmm…

      Thanks for your lovely comments (as always). Always wonderful to hear what you have to say.

      Have a wonderful weekend~

    2. Producer Patrick F. Gallagher

      The famous Hollywood companies cannot dictate exactly whatthe people really want or will get as they have in the past. When you add to that distribution world wide web, headlines, websites, from rumor to whole movies. It’s really a completely new environment. Much of it wonderful, some not.

      1. Cathy Chester Post author

        That is true, Patrick. I go to movies based on many things, and do not rely merely on popularity but on storyline and character.

        I try to support the independent films whenever possible. But, alas, our small town does not support them, so I either have to drive to theaters far away (rather see them on the big screen and support ticket sales) or rent them at home.

        My best friend started her career in documentaries and indie films, so that is another reason why I support them.

        Thank you for leaving your comments.


      2. Cathy Chester Post author

        Yes, I agree with everything you said. I’ve never watched a reality show, yet they are always in the top 10 of the ratings. Movies, the ones in wide circulation, are the ones I never go see. The “public” and I have different tastes…

        Thanks, Patrick, for leaving your comments.

  1. Pat

    Sounds like a great movie. Cathy, I will think of you today when I walk, as you WALK for MS. My assistant coach, a former player, who is only 25-years-old, just found out she has MS. Hopefully research will one day find a cure.

    1. Cathy Chester Post author

      You are FAB in so many ways, Pat. Now you’ve just added another reason why you are. Thanks for doing the walk. It means a lot to all those affected by MS.

      Thanks for sharing your story, and good luck to your friend. If she EVER needs anything, please tell her she can reach out to me. It’s what I do!

      Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for the comment~

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