The Jeffersonian: Politicks, Sports, and Culture

Monday, April 11, 2005

Some Lighter Notes goes back in time, covering the making of the first-ever cell phone. A phone that will forever be known to my generation as "the Zach Morris phone." writes about what is most likely the event of the year to-date: Maria Sharapova's 18th birthday.

Finally, The Washington Post profiles the oldest living Negro League baseball player. A man that once hit a homerun off of Satchel Paige, and who once struck out Josh Gibson. If you don't know either of those names, let me put it to you this way- if Major League Baseball had integrated sooner, we'd be talking about Josh Gibson, not Babe Ruth, and we might be giving out the Paige Award (or the Young-Paige Award at the very least) to the year's top pitcher's.