“It brings awareness to what’s going on in the world right now,” Kemp said. “There’s just more to life than baseball. This is something that we’ve been doing for a very long time and something that we love to do. But I think everybody just came to an agreement today that this is just not one of the times where they felt right playing the game.”
The Players Alliance is a group of over 100 Black current and former baseball players, and on Thursday they announced collectively that they would be donating their salaries from the games on August 27 and 28 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball.
The league is weighing whether to stage the best-of-three wild-card round in teams’ home parks and then move to controlled, bubble-like environments or enter bubbles from the outset. Either way, players would stand the best chance of reducing their chance of infection by leaving their families and residences and isolating in hotels as the regular season draws to a close, league officials and scientific experts say.
There really isn’t much other news right now. Any other articles I could post here would just be repeating what is already mostly said in the ones above. There is plenty that I personally could say, but I’m not a voice that people need to hear on these matters. All I will say, is since there is so little MLB news right now, take the ten minutes you would have spent skimming these articles and just listen to someone whose life experiences and outlooks might be different from your own. Go into it with an open mind, and maybe, you’ll gain new appreciation for those whose lives have been different from you. If more people took the time to do that, the world would be a better place.