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Jackie's Day calls, but few players listen

Originally Published: April 15, 2009
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Della Britton-Baeza, a woman of indefatigable energy and high optimism, dutifully followed the instructions of her GPS system Monday afternoon to arrive in Flushing, N.Y., in time for the official opening of Citi Field, the pristine new home of the New York Mets.

She made the trip in an official capacity as president and CEO of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the nonprofit founded a year after Robinson's death in 1972 by his widow, Rachel. Before Monday's 6-5 loss to San Diego, the Mets ...

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