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2 months ago  ::  Jul 23, 2020 - 8:25PM #1
laurenfrances
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Wonder how this would play out if Trump was throwing the first pitch?

Nationals, Yankees kneel as baseball season opens



The New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals kneel in a moment of silence for Black Lives Matter at Major League Baseball's season-opening game


Washington Nationalsand New York Yankees kneeled in a gesture of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday as Major League Baseball's coronavirus-delayed season got under way." 



Washington (AFP) - The Washington Nationals and New York Yankees kneeled in a gesture of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday as Major League Baseball's coronavirus-delayed season got under way.


Before eerily empty stands at Nationals Park, players from both teams dropped to one knee and together lifted a giant black strip of fabric.


As the players knelt, a message addressing social injustice recorded by actor Morgan Freeman played over the stadium speakers







After kneeling for around 20 seconds, players got to their feet and stood in unison for a rendition of the US national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner."


The United States has been convulsed by nationwide protests against racism and police brutality after the May 25 death of unarmed African-American man George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of officers.


Taking a knee has become a widely recognised gesture of solidarity with Black Lives Matter, adopted by protesters and professional athletes around the world in the weeks since the protests erupted.


Kneeling was first used as a gesture of protest by former NFL player Colin Kaepernick in 2016, who was widely ostracised for his protests against racial injustice.


Thursday's season-opener in the US capital was taking place some four months after the league had initially been scheduled to get under way in March.


The start of the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.


The opening game was marked by an appearance from US infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci, who tossed the ceremonial first pitch to get the season under way. Fauci's pitch went way wide of the catcher.


After bitter wrangling between Major League Baseball's team owners and players, an abbreviated 60-game season was mandated by commissioner Rob Manfred.


Games are taking place without fans while players are subject to a range of strict health and safety protocols designed to prevent outbreaks of COVID-19.


Players will be tested for the disease every 48 hours while masks will be mandatory for players on the field.


Two staples of baseball -- chewing tobacco and sunflower seeds -- are also effectively banned. Under baseball's new safety code, any spitting is forbidden.


Juan Sotohad tested positive for the disease." data-reactid="41">COVID-19 meanwhile struck a blow to the World Series champion Nationals earlier Thursday after it emerged star outfielder Juan Soto had tested positive for the disease.


Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Soto faces an indefinite spell on the sidelines as he recovers.




















As with MLB..


Today, and every day, we come together as brothers.  As equals, all with the same goal- to level the playing field.  To change the injustices.  Equality is not just a word, it's our right! Today we stand as men from 25 natons on 6 continents.  Today, we are one.





2 months ago  ::  Jul 23, 2020 - 8:30PM #2
laurenfrances
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Yankees players kneel before the game at Nationals Park.


Nationals players kneel before the anthem ahead of opener against Yankees

2 months ago  ::  Jul 23, 2020 - 8:31PM #3
laurenfrances
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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99), wearing a "Black Lives Matter" shirt during team batting practice before the start of opening day baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Thursday, July 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

2 months ago  ::  Jul 23, 2020 - 8:33PM #4
Judge
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A disgusting display of pandering to a horrible, divisive, racist and Marxist organization.

2 months ago  ::  Jul 23, 2020 - 8:50PM #5
NY23
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GOP: 





A horrible, divisive, racist and Marxist organization.


All Marxists and all RepubliCONs looooooove supply-side economics.



2 months ago  ::  Jul 24, 2020 - 9:56AM #6
bertram
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A classy move by MLB to come out in support of the idea that Black lives matter...

2 months ago  ::  Jul 24, 2020 - 10:17AM #7
newinn
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I get what MLB is trying to do but I'm a bit tired of politics enetering every phase of our lives. I couldn't care less what Marianos politics are anymore then I care what Di Nero's politics are. I need places to escape too once in awhile. I'm sure this is an unpopularopinion but it's mine

2 months ago  ::  Jul 24, 2020 - 10:24AM #8
yankoldfan
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Jul 24, 2020 -- 10:17AM, newinn wrote:


I get what MLB is trying to do but I'm a bit tired of politics enetering every phase of our lives. I couldn't care less what Marianos politics are anymore then I care what Di Nero's politics are. I need places to escape too once in awhile. I'm sure this is an unpopularopinion but it's mine




Escaping politics is very hard to do these days... Our country is ingolfed in political rage... Unless you/we live in a bubble it's hard to avoid... It's the times we live in today, cable news outlets fill the airways almost 24/7 and until we have a change in our political makeup it's going to continue for a long time.. It honestly seems like our political agenda is to fight between paries/leaders is this game, they seem to care less about our Country and the People that live in it, it's all about money and power... Until that changes I see this as the way this country will continue to be...

2 months ago  ::  Jul 24, 2020 - 10:27AM #9
newinn
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Jul 24, 2020 -- 10:24AM, yankoldfan wrote:


Jul 24, 2020 -- 10:17AM, newinn wrote:


I get what MLB is trying to do but I'm a bit tired of politics enetering every phase of our lives. I couldn't care less what Marianos politics are anymore then I care what Di Nero's politics are. I need places to escape too once in awhile. I'm sure this is an unpopularopinion but it's mine




Escaping politics is very hard to do these days... Our country is ingolfed in political rage... Unless you/we live in a bubble it's hard to avoid... It's the times we live in today, cable news outlets fill the airways almost 24/7 and until we have a change in our political makeup it's going to continue for a long time.. It honestly seems like our political agenda is to fight between paries/leaders is this game, they seem to care less about our Country and the People that live in it, it's all about money and power... Until that changes I see this as the way this country will continue to be...




well, that's too bad. Not what I expected our golden years to be like and frankly I'm tired of it everywhere I look

2 months ago  ::  Jul 24, 2020 - 10:31AM #10
NY23
Posts: 10,428

Jul 24, 2020 -- 10:17AM, newinn wrote:


I get what MLB is trying to do but I'm a bit tired of politics enetering every phase of our lives. I couldn't care less what Marianos politics are anymore then I care what Di Nero's politics are. I need places to escape too once in awhile. I'm sure this is an unpopularopinion but it's mine




I agree with you.  

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