The cancellation of the Brewers/Reds game comes after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha Wisconsin. The two teams both decided not to play, so this is not a forfeit. Some refer to the situation as teams going on strike. Some MLB teams are considering not playing in the wake of the cancellation of the Brewers game against the Cincinnati Reds reported Jeff Passan. Sure enough, the Dodgers Giants game was postponed. Gabe Kapler says the issues are “bigger than sports.” while David Price says “Silence is violence.”
The Mariners Padres game was also postponed. Dee Gordon explained the decision making process. The Marlins and the Mets mostly did not show up at the field. Individual players also opted out of playing to take a stand. Jason Heyward opted not to play. Matt Kemp, of the Rockies, also went on strike.
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MLB is considering going with a double bubble system for the playoffs with the American League playoffs to be located in California. Zach Plesac remains demoted to the Cleveland secondary facility while Mike Clevinger has been brought back to the big club. Do you think any clubs are kicking the tires on Plesac? Here is a fun article about how the Astros are slipping into mediocrity. Gosh darn baseball bloggers! How dare they ask Rick Renteria a question?
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