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"Something in my gut reacted at the moment. Something about what? The unfairness of it? The injustice of it? I don't know."
Pee Wee Reese
A statue of Pee Wee Reese with his arm around Jackie Robinson was unveiled yesterday in Brooklyn commemmorating one of baseball's most touching moments. Reese was a mensch in the truest sense of the word. Veteran baseball scribes Vic Ziegel and Ira Berkow report.
Meanwhile, did anyone see the segment on David Robinson that appeared on "Costas Now" last week? It was really stirring. I actually met David and Rachel Robinson once, when I was a post-production assistant on Ken Burns' "Baseball" documentary. I escorted Buck O'Neil around town one afternoon--a day that was one of the most memorable of my life--and we visited the Jackie Robinson Foundation. David Robinson has been living in Africa for the past 20 years as a coffee grower. Very interesting guy--if you get a chance, make a point of trying to catch the repeats of the Costas show--it was exceedingly well done.
One small sign of friendship by man, one large sign of friendship for mankind.
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