Baseball is back. With a bang.
The abbreviated MLB season is now underway. Teams will be playing less than one-third of a regular-length season on account of the global coronavirus pandemic, and they will do so in front of either no fans at all or a very limited selection of spectators. Extra innings will be played under different rules as well, in hopes of keeping the games speedy. The divisions will be split up differently, and heck, the Toronto Blue Jays are going to temporarily moving to New York to avoid the hassle of COVID travel restrictions.
But, for some, perhaps none of this is as shocking as the now-widespread social justice junket that has arrived within the national pastime.
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 23, 2020
Every single player on both the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals knelt before the National Anthem on Thursday night, ushering in the “woke” era of Major League Baseball.
One has to wonder if the ubiquitousness of the kneeling protest has taken the sting out of the display, however, and reduced the once-infuriating demonstration to simple lip service, meant to quell the unruly masses.
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