Should Branch Rickey Have Signed Jackie Robinson?
On the ESPN Radio show, Mike and Mike in the morning, a question being debated is 'should MLB involve itself in the Arizona immigration debate?' To me, this is an astounding question. When the NFL pulled the Super Bowl out of Arizona over the rescinding of the Martin Luther King holiday, did anyone question whether it was "appropriate" for the NFL to do that? If they did, I do not recall it.
But to put this in a historic perspective, can you imagine the idea of asking whether Branch Rickey should have "injected" baseball into the political question of segregation when he signed Jackie Robinson? Certainly not today. So how come this is even a question?
Speaking for me only
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