Jackie Robinson Museum opens in lower Manhattan, detailing life of Dodgers great
ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant, Vice Chairperson Sharon Robinson and President Branch Barrett Rickey III speak at the Jackie Robinson Museum preview at The Times Center on June 3, 2019, in New York. - Bennett Raglin/Getty Images North America/TNS

NEW YORK — As Spike Lee sat in the front row of a rousing ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday morning, he thought about resurrecting one of his greatest disappointments. “I got to look at that script again,” he told the New York Daily News. This completed script, now over 25 years old, was Lee’s take on Jackie Robinson. It was a fuller context than the subsequent film about Robinson, ‘42,’ which mostly documented Robinson’s barrier-breaking first season in the majors. “The studio didn’t want to make it,” Lee added. “I wanted to cover his entire life. Not just concentrate on the Year 1947. Jackie w...