So, I’m watching the Dodgers/Padres game last night, and before the game there was a tribute to Jackie Robinson. There was a performance by the First A.M.E. choir, a speech by MLB Comissioner Bud Selig, Jackie’s wife Rachel, Courtney B. Vance & Marlon Wayans opened the celebration with speeches, Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson (no relation) threw out the first pitch, Angela Bassett showed up, Jesse Jackson was there, Jennifer Hudson sang the National Anthem…it was good times all around. But let’s go back 17 minutes…I said to myself:
“There’s Courtney B. speaking about Jackie, but I’m not really paying attention. That sounds like Marlon Wayans. *Looks up* That IS Marlon Wayans. What is THAT nigga doing there ? This fool better not do anything ig’nant…and who made the executive decision to invite this nigga anyway ? And how many other people did the get ‘No’ from before settling on Marlon ? Was Tito Jackson not available ? What about Avery Brooks ? Did Jesse Jackson have laryngitis ? I need to know this shit.”
So, if anyone out there knows Marlon, or can get in contact with him, find out how he ended up there. It’s gonna bother me until I find out. But another highlight was watching the Dodger ballboy get knocked the fuck out. It was brilliant.