Kenosha shooting protests: MLB's Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners follow NBA lead, cancel games

The Mariners are known for having most Black players in their squad and the Brewers Twitter handle posted a message from the players of Brewers and the Reds


                            Kenosha shooting protests: MLB's Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners follow NBA lead, cancel games
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It was a case of the sporting world coming together for a cause as the Milwaukee Brewers and the Seattle Mariners followed the Bucks along with the five other NBA teams who walked out on August 26. This was the teams' way of protesting the shooting of Jacob Blake. The Brewers play 44 miles away from Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Mariners are known for having most Black players in their squad and the walkout saw both team's games against the Cincinnati Reds and San Diego Padres being postponed.

According to ESPN's Jeff Passan, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants too postponed their August 26 game. The Brewers Twitter handle posted a message from the players of the Brewers and the Reds that read: "The players from the Brewers and Reds have decided to not play tonight's baseball game. With our community and our nation in such pain, we wanted to draw as much attention to the issues that really matter, especially racial injustice and systematic oppression.



 

The Bucks were the first team to take a stand on August 26 when they didn't show up on the court ahead of their game 5 clash against the Orlando Magic. Yahoo's Chris Haynes reported that the scrimmages between Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Portland Trail Blazers-Los Angeles Lakers games would be postponed as well after players decided not to play. Soon after the Bucks, the Brewers discussed about playing Wednesday's game, according to Yahoo. 

The Brewers move saw them earn the respect of the fans on Twitter. "Thanks to the Brewers for speaking out against racial injustice - this is what will make a difference. It cannot be life, as usual, anymore," a fan wrote. 



 

One of the fans had a thought: "Suggestion: the Brewers ownership and players should put together a donation package - call it a SE WI care package - to the business owners and people of Kenosha, to help them recover from the millions of dollars in damage/loss caused by the riots since Sunday night."

 



 

These postponed games will be played at a future date which might be announced shortly. 

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