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You know speaking of athletics here.
But the company -- because we've got a special guest for a special tribute not in the EU the president elect Obama's inauguration.
And on the day that we honor Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
hall of fame baseball player Dave Winfield their rating a brand new documentary.
Paying tribute to the African American players that paved the way for him that's special by the way.
Airs tonight on the Major League Baseball network you see the picture right there my colleagues debuts with a by the way I live my colleagues here remember it was a great Yankee but -- San Diego born and he'll always be a Padre.
Well listen -- I was fortunate just have a great to a -- year career.
Lot of teams that I -- -- -- Dave how important is it for you to be a part of this inauguration ceremony tomorrow.
Momentum mean it means a lot of great deal I mean I've been two -- three before.
In one capacity or another but this one is truly monumental.
You know there's so many ways to describe it but when you're here.
It's like an invisible wall has been.
Climbed over a glass ceiling has been broken because you see so much joy you see so much optimism C.
The all of America here there -- young people there are international people.
And -- really excited about having them made a difference you know and so I look forward to the new president.
He's got big challenges in front of them.
When someone is -- is and is inclusive vision I think we're gonna make progress.
There's a great quote from -- the former great coach John Thompson who says emancipation proclamation freed our bodies this emancipation.
-- our minds to know there is no limit.
As to what we can accomplish fitting for tomorrow night.
As this truly what it is I was looking at a picture of my house the other day -- months was.
Born and he had the will -- on that I remember this is.
Future president on the and you know but still fourteen years ago we didn't think this would happen it was an improbable rise to reception to the the top job of the most powerful person in the world because -- did it with it in -- -- if you will hadn't been stuck I think.
In the senate or congress for years.
They did -- -- it is his time.
And you know -- there and we're happy I was I wonder how you got involved in this documentary.
On the negro leagues and what what is this about.
Being the documentary -- called pride and perseverance.
It talks about that the 3040 years that the negro leagues were around when there was segregation in the sport.
Leading up to Jackie Robinson where he broke the door open.
Opportunities changed across an entire spectrum of our nation -- military service schools all kinds of things.
But it covers things such as there -- challenges in their innovations in this successes and I got a chance to do the voice over.
I've been advocate for these guys for the longest in San Diego we have.
I think the strongest.
Big -- tribute of anybody in baseball.
But with -- -- these guys my friends -- role models and people -- work with.
I -- put together fastened with Major League Baseball the draft last year every team.
Drafted a Negro League player so there were 26 African American men.
Three Latin American men who did play the league and one woman and they were from eighty to a hundred in three years old can you imagine one guy was.
Played in the 19:28.
Eastern -- league.
Today you never heard of it but it was great.
LA tonight about sodomy a couple of days ago when I read the Preston Gomez had passed away they had the old -- -- manager of the San Diego Padres one of the -- -- is.
You know forces in baseball for a very long time Dave did very quickly force what does that -- doing now on a full time this.
-- executive vice president and senior advisor with the San Diego Padres.
And but I still had -- advisor contribute to Major League Baseball and from time to time in this that's the evolution of this.
Documentary tonight that I do I just got to give credit where it's due MLB productions they've -- you guys help me.
You know we all work together to put together a great great documentary 9 PM tonight MLB network.
On the eve of -- Martin Luther King's birthday -- -- which is so important tomorrow with the inauguration.
With our president elect so.
I'm just glad to be here if there's a lot of action going on and I'm glad to be part of we're glad to have you Dave Winfield -- -- you thank you.
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