Sooo….more people wearing Jackie Robinson’s #42 on the annual Jackie Robinson Day will kill the meaning? That’s apparently what Torii Hunter thinks.
This is what Los Angeles Angels outfield Torii Hunter said, to USA Today: “This is supposed to be an honor, and just a handful of guys wearing the number. Now you’ve got entire teams doing it. I think we’re killing the meaning. It should be special wearing Jackie’s number, not just because it looks cool.”
Torii, you are honoring a guy who broke color barriers and transcended sports. This isn’t the same thing as too many people wearing flannel shirts and Pearl Jam t-shirts back in 1993.