The lesson Robinson's heirs haven't learned

Updated: April 16, 2007, 8:17 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Jackie Robinson Day passed through town like a cool spring breeze, leaving little behind besides a chilly reminder that black kids don't play baseball anymore.

"Tomorrow," Cubs great Billy Williams said, settling into a seat in the shade of the home dugout, "you won't even know any of this happened."

In the sunshine nearby, members of the Cubs marketing department scurried from place to place, setting up microphones and herding schoolkids taking part in the pregame ceremonies ...

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