Quote of the day

Baseball people, and that includes myself, are slow to change and accept new ideas. I remember that it took years to persuade them to put numbers on uniforms.

~Branch Rickey





4 Comments on “Quote of the day”

  1. Steve Myers says:

    There is a great character study of someone like Red Barber who grew up in the racist south and was forced to accept an African American player on the Dodgers. It’s that transformation that takes place, that realization that the color of a man’s skin matters less than his skills or character. There’s a beauty in that and even a courage in the racist to think beyond what they’ve been brainwashed to think.

  2. Steve Myers says:

    That must be where I first heard it. I guess we all experience this to some extent, not necessarily racism, but in whatever close mindedness we have to overcome.

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