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Morning Start: No. 42 is the only number to be retired across all of Major League Baseball

Your morning start for Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Good morning y’all. Be ready for a little more rain today.

Fun Fact of the day: No. 42 is the only number to be retired across all of Major League Baseball

The nation, led by President Bill Clinton, celebrated the 50th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic entry into baseball by honoring him during a nationally televised ceremony at Shea Stadium. His number 42 was retired in in perpetuity. Each year on April 15th, baseball players wear the number 42 to honor Jackie’s legacy.

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In case you missed it: Racist comment gets Kelowna-Lake Country political volunteer tossed

A comment on a local news post comparing a Black Lives Matter fist to a Nazi salute has resulted in the removal a board executive sitting on the Kelowna-Lake Country riding associations for both the federal Conservatives and BC Liberals.

In the post, Justin Neufeld wrote “a BLM fist in the air is no different than a Nazi salute. Change my mind.”

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick said “obviously the BC Liberal Party and I don’t share his view” in a tweet today announcing Neufeld’s removal from the riding association executive.

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Daniel Taylor
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