There are a lot of things to say about Jackie Robinson and celebrating his legacy.
Frankly I am too tired to write anything.
Fortunately I HAVE written a bunch and I can link them all up here.
We honor Jackie. But if a few things in history were different, we would have been honoring Monte Irvin.
I don't understand people who are against everyone wearing #42. It's a great tribute.
The Red Sox COULD have signed Jackie Robinson. They didn't. And in 1947 Chuck Stobbs wore #42. That's almost as cool as Jackie.
Let's salute the greatest players who never got the shot to play in the majors before Jackie.
A specifically, I honor Hall of Famer Turkey Stearnes, who never got to play in the majors.
I wondered about a potential scenario that could have smashed the color line 9 years before Jackie.
Anyone who says today's talent pool is shallow needs to think about how Jackie Robinson changed talent forever.
Don't believe me? Check out how I created All Star teams in 2010 if segregation was still going on.
OK... I think that's it.
Thank you Mr. Robinson.
America is better because of you.
And baseball is MUCH better because of you.