Sunday was a day to hear a lot of talk about Jackie Robinson. It was 65 years to the day since he broke the color barrier in major-league baseball.
But the one person who was worth listening to was Vin Scully, the longtime voice of the L.A. Dodgers. He covered Robinson for seven years, became friends with him and has more than a unique perspective on Robinson's career and what it has meant to the game and to society.
The coverage of Jackie Robinson is fine to a point and is almost insulting at other times. The rest of the yakkers proved they can read books, go online and do lots of research.
Scully lived it and can relate it far better than a bunch of talking heads. I wish the networks would use him as a resource more.