BY Op-ED (THE OPPORTUNISTIC-1) | 4/8/2013, 3:36 p.m.
Off the field, outside of baseball, his love interest, his wife, and mother of his children, companion was Mrs. Rachel Isum Robinson, who in 2013 still survives him. Rachel Isum Robinson is "Mrs. 42" and was Jackie Robinson's most valuable player ever. She stood by his side and played for his home team until he couldn't play anymore and something or someone finally waved him in, calling him in to home plate. At which point he walked in, no longer needing to run, for his legs and entire body were tired.
This is a story about rags to riches (going from A to C, ashy 2 classy), this is a story about making it in America, this is a story about triumph, this is a story about heroism, this is a story that the whole family will enjoy from the oldest to the youngest because it's true. A brief moment in history, not just in sport & race relations, but in demonstration of the fortitude, sacrifice, and spirit which it takes to make it in this place, a country like no other, called America, for better for worse, in sickness and in health, and although not perfect, much better than it was yesterday.