“Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life.” Jackie Robinson
My Darling husband Blake and I watched the movie 42 over the weekend. I would HIGHLY recommend it.
It tells the story of how Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. Recruited by Brooklyn Dodgers general manager, Branch Rickey (played by Harrison Ford), Jackie’s skill and and strength of character were constantly tested by the racist attitudes of the time. Seeing such blatant hatred and racism in this movie was shocking, but watching the story of how he overcame that prejudice and paved the way for other negro players was beautiful and inspiring. If ever there was a man who fought to follow his passion, Jackie Robinson certainly did just that. If you’re looking for a movie to remind you of how far we’ve come in combating racism in sports and as a nation, I recommend you watch this story.
Have you seen this movie, my friendly blog reader?
What did you think? I’ve love to read your thoughts in the comments below.
p.s. Thanks to the Official Jackie Robinson Website for the quotes.