Seattle Mariners players are boycotting tonight’s game in protest of Jacob Blake shooting

Aug 26 2020, 4:48 pm

Just hours away from game time, Seattle Mariners players have decided to boycott tonight’s game.

Following the Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic earlier today, the Mariners will not play a game scheduled in San Diego tonight.

The Mariners, who have the most Black players of any team in MLB, are boycotting following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Blake was shot multiple times by police in front of his three sons and has been left paralyzed. Several riots and protests have been taking place around the country since the incident on Sunday.

According to San Diego Padres beat writer Kevin Acee, Padres players Austin Hedges, Tommy Pham, and Manny Machado met with Kyle Seager, Shed Long and Marco Gonzales from the Mariners to make the final decision.

Since the announcement, the players in the bullpen have left the field which has since been cleaned up.

The Mariners-Padres game is the second MLB game to be postponed today due to the Jacob Blake shooting, following the boycott by the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds.

More to come…

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