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3 MLB Games Postponed as Players Protest Shooting of Jacob Blake

3 MLB Games Postponed as Players Protest Shooting of Jacob Blake
Omar Narvaez #10 of the Milwaukee Brewers forces out Freddy Galvis #3 of the Cincinnati Reds at home plate in the fifth inning at Miller Park on August 25, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:53 PM

Three Major League Baseball games were postponed in protest of Jacob Blake's shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, reports CBS Sports.  

The Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners followed the lead of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and the five other NBA teams who walked out Wednesday in protest of Blake’s shooting.

Blake was shot Sunday in Kenosha by a white police officer. A video of the incident appears to show the officer grabbing Blake by the back of his shirt as he tried to get into a small SUV, then shoot him seven times at point-blank range. The 29-year-old father of six is currently in stable condition after undergoing surgery but is paralyzed from the waist down. The incident is the latest in a string of Black Americans who have been shot in the U.S. following police involvement.

The MLB games posponed were: Reds at Brewers, Mariners at Padres and Dodgers at Giants.

MLB in a statement said: "Given the pain in the communities of Wisconsin and beyond following the shooting of Jacob Blake, we respect the decisions of a number of players not to play tonight. Major League Baseball remains united for change in our society and we will be allies in the fight to end racism and injustice."

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Three Major League Baseball games were postponed in protest of Jacob Blake's shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, reports CBS Sports. The Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Mariners followed the lead of the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks and the five other NBA teams who walked out Wednesday...
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