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opiicornerBaseballMattersamovierecommendationThethankyouletterfromMarietheFrenchforeignexchangestudentchronicledallofthehighlightsofherstayshehadgonetoYosemitetotheOceanandtotheNapaWineCountrytonameafew.ButherfavoritememorywasatriptoaGiantsgame.ForthisFrench17yearoldthatbaseballgamewasthemostAmericaneventshehadtakenpartin.Thatiswhatshesaw.Baseballmattersasmuchnowasiteverhas.BaseballhelpsdefineAmericaasMariesawandassomanygreatwritersmoviemakersandvideographershaveillustrated.Americamaynotbeanationalitynoraracenorareligion.ButAmericaisquitedefinitelyaculturepeopleoperatingonasharedsetofideasandsomesharedexperience.Baseballprovidesthatopportunityforsharedexperienceandinsodoingitcanhelpstitchustogetherandevenremindustobenice.Whenitisgoingrightinthenationandinbaseballmeritiswhatmattersregardlessofyourorigins.Whenitisgoingrightthereisequalityofopportunitywithnoguaranteeofresults.Whenitisgoingrighttherulesmatterandeveryonehastoplaybythemwiththecheatersgettingcutout.Inthatveinthemovie42iswellworthyourtimewhetheryouareastudentoftheAmericanExperimentaloverofmoviesaloverofbaseballoralloftheabove.42isthestoryofJackieRobinsonthefirstblackplayerinMajorLeagueBaseball.StarringChadwickBosemanasJackieRobinsonandHarrisonFordasBrooklynDodgerownerBranchRickeythisisaverypersonalandveryAmericanstoryaboutprejudicecourageandturningtheothercheek.AsportrayedBranchRickeywasbothawealthyandspiritualman.ItwasRickeywhohadtoputthewheelsinmotiontointegratebaseballinsistingthroughoutthatthiswasstrictlyaboutbusiness---thatallhecaredaboutwasputtingthebestplayersonthefield.Andintakingonhistoryandindisturbingthestatusquoheknewthathewouldhavetofindaspecialplayertobeabletopullthisofftalenteddeterminedandsmart.ThisisagreatAmericanstoryworththetelling.Andamovieworthwatching.RecruiignewagesthisIdepedeceDyWheninthecourseohumaneventsitbecomesnecessaryortheproessionalrealtortodissolvethebandsthathaveshackledthemtothehighoverheadcookiecutteragencyandassumeamongthepowersotheearthaloosermoreindividualisticassociationwithanagencyestablishedinsuchavein.Weholdthesetruthstobeselevidentthatalltrulyproessionalrealtorsarecreatedtoservetheclientfrstandtoenjoytheirproessionandassociationsandtobegiventhereedomtoservetheiramiliesclientsandcommunitieswithouttheintererenceoextraruleseesandencumbrancesunbefttingareedealingproessional.Itiswiththesetruthsinmindthatweappealtothegeneralcitizenrytoremainvigilantintheirquesttoreeragentsohighcaliberthosewiththerequiredcourageandintestinalortitudetoacceptthatthisistheirlieandtheirbusinessandthattheresponsibilitiesandbeneftsotheirtoilshouldberepresentedtoreecttheirindependence.IncelebrationothisIndependenceDayitisourappealwhetheryourearealtorornottousetheopportunitytotakesomeextrariskstospendsometimeoutsidetheocktoswimagainstthestreamtotryonanewideatostartanewsbusinesstogobacktoschooltoquitajobortomeetsomenewpeople.LivereeLiveConfdently.MillerRealtyNetworkLiveConfdently