Today’s game between the Texas Rangers and Oakland A’s will be postponed, per multiple reports. The A’s players had earlier been reported to be “strongly considering” not playing tonight, and the decision apparently has now been made. Tonight’s game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals is also being postponed, while the Boston Red Sox are discussing whether to play their scheduled game tonight.
As we discussed yesterday, athletes in MLB and the NBA have been reacting to the Jacob Blake shooting, and the issue of racial disparities in the criminal justice system in general. NBA playoff games were postponed yesterday, as are tonight’s game, reportedly. Several MLB games from yesterday were postponed, as well.