Back in May I published some photos of the Jackie Robinson Statue by Jules Lasalle at the Olympic Stadium. Well this is where it was originally, on the corner of de Lorimier and Ontario streets.
The statue of Jackie Robinson and the children were where the gaudy thigh high plaque that isn’t even close to being the correct dimensions of home plate is now. While they weren’t exactly where home plate would have been at Delorimier Downs, they were close enough. Now it’s just a joke, and a bad one at that.
Since the Expos have been gone for longer the Royals have (the second time that the disappeared) isn’t it about time that Jackie Robinson gets returned to his rightful place? Especially considering that M. Lasalle designed the whole thing, the statues and the miniature baseball diamond to be a tribute not only to Jackie Robinson, but baseball in Montreal.
I’m not certain why there are access ramps, but isn’t it nice to think at some point Montreal was forward thinking with regards to its public art.