Not only do many of us see the Dodgers as a five borough endeavor, an extension of our blue-collar grit and white-collar elitism, but we now must watch our enemy rocket to the top with a Yankee icon at the helm.
Jackie Robinson had no influence on me.
As most of us know by now, 42 — a.k.a. the Jackie Robinson movie — hit theaters nationwide Friday.
“42 – The Jackie Robinson Story” recounts the story of the American baseball legend and hero. While doing so, the movie also tells the story of Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey, who went against the grain and fought against prejudice when he selected Robinson to become the first African American to play Major League Baseball.