NEW YORK, NY – The story is that Jackie Robinson, the first black big leaguer, was greeted with jeers at Cincinnati’s Crosley field.
As depicted in the film ’42’, Dodger short stop Pee Wee Reese slowly walked over to him and put his arm around him, which stopped the jeers, and, according to Robinson, saved his career.
A statue of Jackie and Pee Wee stands outside the Class-A Brooklyn Cyclones baseball stadium as a memorial to courage and conviction.
But some coward and creep vandalized the statue, using black marker to draw a swastika, and to write anti-Semitic comments and the ‘N’ word.
Other fans used the incident as a teaching moment for their kids about race and hate.
New York police are looking at surveillance videos as part of their investigation.
And yes, they’re now calling it a hate crime.