Mrs. Robinson

Rachel Robinson, wife of the late Jackie Robinson, was in the broadcast booth for last Sunday’s Dodgers-Padres game on ESPN.  I was really struck by how wonderfully articulate and down to earth she seems, in addition to looking superb for someone in her mid-EIGHTIES.  She really has carried on Jackie’s legacy and then some, with her charity work and willingness to lend herself to MLB’s publicity machine.

Jon Weisman, who blogs for “Dodger Thoughts” at Baseball Toaster, wrote a piece for SI-dot-com that pointed on how, in many ways, Jackie Robinson should be measured against the standards that Rachel Robinson put forth in her life:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/si_blogs/baseball/fungoes_blog/2007/04/nl-west-heres-to-mrs-robinson.html

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