Truth be told at this time in my life I am hardly any kind of fan of professional sports. But during the time when I was growing up we had icons of the sports world who were indeed super men and women. During “jim crow” or American Apartheid we had to take our heroes where we could get them..People like Althea Gibson and Willie Mays although not the first..they had skills that were so phenomenal that they actually seemed like they were super human…Our country may have treated our people like shit. By law ..but we still had people in the sports, academics and the political worlds who let us know.that we were as good as white people or as my Uncle Johnny used to say “we might be even better than them ..because we haven’t rebelled and killed them all”. Willie Mays just might be along with Jim Thorpe the greatest all around athlete of all time..But certainly the greatest player to ever take up the sport of baseball…I was more than over joyed to see that Willie Mays….the “Say Hey Kid” as they used to call him when I was a boy… received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Well done Willie and well done President Obama.