“Sometimes Politicians Lead Our Country” Sports Museum

In our cynical age of steroid scandals, self-indulgent pampered star athletes and Michael Vick, it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of the transcendent power of professional sports and the human courage and sacrifice beneath the uniforms. There’s perhaps no better image to convey that message than Duke Snider and Jackie Robinson’s understated and poignant exchange of mutual respect and admiration as the latter crosses both home plate and Major League Baseball’s color barrier. That visual, coupled with the headline in this ad by The Gate Worldwide for the Sports Museum of America, reminds us that sports is all about the game — and so much more. It’s as simple (and complex) as black and white. –David Gianatasio