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Hear commentary from Dodger players and legendary announcer Vin Scully on Jackie Robinson day.
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He was one of those type of people do when you walked in the room everything stops. You know adamant that -- walked in the distance from its. Executive needed. They were stopped and acknowledging. And that's when my movement get a person. This -- that much power. When he doesn't sure that they won't show -- -- he -- -- it you know ornament. I think we are having an understanding of of this game in the history of this game and especially seeing how this day has evolved over the last few years there where everybody's. We're in the chairs and staff I think it's. It's important for guys now I think guys understand that maybe you know always sold out. We've got a grown man with a modest bit knowing you and -- those values and stuff like that -- And that's why he was and that's why the time. These little way for us and them I enjoys these days are completely uniform. I think it was Branch Rickey -- said to Jackie Robinson was signing you to break the color line he didn't realize that it first. And that -- going to play in the major leagues eventually but. You have to take a lot of abuse and not say a word. And Jackie said you mean you wanna sign a ballplayer that doesn't have the guts to fight back. And Branch Rickey said no I wanna sign a ball player who is brave enough and smart enough. Not to fight back. And of course that was part of the definition of Jackie Robinson. He was an incredible competitor. And during the -- the manages used to tell other teams -- Don't wake him up because -- got an angry he got him beyond his normal abilities he can take a ballgame and run away with it. Now I remember -- number 42 very very well Jackie Robinson in fact. There's no way to forget.