What's the best way to heal a community struggling with police shootings and racial injustice? Let them watch the Mets in the World Series.
At least, that's what prominent civil rights Norman Siegel thinks.
"Can you imagine them high-fiving," Siegel asked, referring to how baseball brings people of all culture, social, and economical backgrounds together.
Siegel has proposed setting up jumbotrons in government buildings, churches, apartment lobbies, and even Times Square.
Any place that people can come together as a community and socialize while watching the game is a chance to improve community relations.
“Well sports including baseball, just go back to 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. Where? In Brooklyn. ’69 The Mets black and white players together brought the whole city together, we can do it again. We need to create opportunities for people despite peoples their backgrounds… to come together,” Siegel said.
Fans at a Mets rally Monday outside Queens Borough Hall were in favor of the idea.
Game 1 of the World Series begins Tuesday.
Let's go Mets!