By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Wake Up Brooklyn Only One Name For New Arena Jackie Robinson Brooklyn’s Greatest
WAKE UP BROOKLYN ONLY ONE NAME FOR NEW ARENA JACKIE ROBINSON BROOKLYN’S GREATEST
THE ‘B” STANDS FOR BROOKLYN
If only every Decision
was so Simple
was so Right
As choosing the NAME for the new 21st century sports arena soon to be built in Brooklyn. IF every decision was so so obvious and logical this would be a far less confusing complicated World we live in today.
American Sports Greatest Figure
has NOTHING of significance
named for him in
How is that possible ????? Of course it shouldn’t be. Except that you can argue until now that nothing has been built in Brooklyn that merits being Brooklyn’s Ultimate Tribute to Jackie Robinson. It is a valid point.
But no more.
Jackie Robinson is such a Legendary Figure because he transcended his own Sport to become an American icon forevermore. What Robinson did was combine tremendous athletic prowess and used it and himself as the necessary vehicle to undue one of the most pointed vestiges of Discrimination in America.
Athletes of Color
Back in the 1940s were not only BARRED from Major League Baseball but from the National Football League and Professional Basketball, and virtually EVERY sport in America. Robinson became Black Moses leading these United States and all Americans out of this quagmire of virulent Racism as practiced in Sports.
It is a long journey
far from complete
But Jackie Robinson’s role in BREAKING the Color Barrier in Sports will be celebrated for as long as human beings exist because of his Singular Role in the history of Sports. Any athlete or fan today Black athletes competing at every level in most sports can ALL trace those roots back to one man Jackie Robinson and one place BROOKLYN, New York..
Yet BROOKLYN has never
her GREATEST son
One of the Brain Surgeons writing for the NY Times sports section recently began a “campaign” to have the new Mets Stadium being built in QUEENS named in Robinson’s honor. Well that’s fine. BUT THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BROOKLYN. In fact there is already a highway named for Robinson but guess what is NOT in BROOKLYN .. NO IT’S ALSO IN QUEENS
Shame on Brooklyn
again and again
While another place considers naming a new sports arena in Jackie Robinson’s honor while Brooklyn does NOTHING. It makes NO sense.
There is ONLY one name
for the new BROOKLYN arena
Jackie Robinson Arena
anything else will be
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BUILD IT IN ROBINSON’S NAME BROOKLYN’S GREATEST GATHERING PLACE