Ruth’s Relative Demands #3 Retired By All Of MLB

Babe Ruth’s granddaughter, Linda Ruth Tosetti, has taken the opportunity of the (aborted) final Opening Day of the Heavily Modified House That Ruth Built and Then Pounded Repeatedly with Baseballs to reiterate her desire to see Granpappy’s #3 retired throughout the major leagues just like Jackie Robinson in 1997.

Babe Ruth, 1945

Unless Tosetti, a lifelong Red Sox fan, believes she has African-American blood, she seems to be missing the point. Jackie Robinson posthumously received the honor because Bud Selig legitimately worships Robinson, likes to keep reminding us that baseball’s totally not racist anymore, and somehow interest African-Americans in baseball again. Read more…