Eloquent words from Francona on Jackie Robinson

Today is Jackie Robinson Day and the Sox will all wear No. 42 in memory of the player who broke baseball’s shameful color line in 1947.

Terry Francona had what I thought were some excellent comments about how Robinson should be remembered:

“What he did transcends way past baseball. I know there’s always a celebration of his life and what he did. I hope maybe we learn a little bit and we don’t get too carried away with the fact that we’re treating people equal. I kind of hope it’s a little bit of a reminder what we did wrong as opposed to patting ourselves on the back.”


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