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Thursday’s Phillies-Nationals game is reportedly postponed

The Phillies and Nationals will not play their regularly scheduled game on Thursday night, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. Instead, they will sit-out in protest of racial injustice in America.

The Phillies and Nationals were scheduled to play in front of a national audience on Thursday. (John Jones/Icon Sportswire)

According to Salisbury, Phillies players met today and discussed whether to play or not. The latter has been decided. The decision was made by Phillies players and not in conjunction with Nationals players, per Salisbury.

John Clark reported that all players were united on the decision. Phillies union rep Rhys Hoskins led the meeting and many players spoke up.

Three Major League Baseball games were not played yesterday. The Milwaukee Brewers were the first to not play their regularly scheduled game. The movement to strike and bring awareness to social justice issues all started with the Milwaukee Bucks choosing to remain in their locker room for a playoff game on Wednesday. Every NBA playoff game was postponed yesterday and more could be coming today. Before this, the WNBA had been at the forefront in sports when it comes to protesting racial inequality and police brutality.

Milwaukee, which is home to both the Brewers and Bucks, is 40 miles from Kenosha, Wisconsin where police shot 29-year-old Jacob Blake eight times in the back last Sunday. He’s now paralyzed from the waist down, according to his father. The shooting has sparked protests both around the country and in the sports world.

We’ll have more on this story as more information becomes available.



  1. HadEnough

    August 27, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Terrific. Will they be docked any pay for not showing up to work like the rest of us? To highlight the extremes: the American pastime, which used to be counted on for diversion and healing, has devolved into yet another corporate, Marxist messaging service.

    You want to fight injustice? Spend some of your millions to rebuild the businesses burned down and looted by the rioters you are enabling with your refusal to stand up up to the faux-progressive bullies.

    Just cancel the season and don’t come back. Phillies are unwatchable these days anyway.

    • GettysburgNormandyDayOne

      August 28, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      Heal what? Heal you? Siddown bubble boy. Doesn’t have to be this way, but hey, you’re in too much need of diversion to care. I’ll bet you check the “Christian” box, and the “American” box too. When was the last time you voted or donated a cent to a cause the actually healed something (that’s “healed” not “heiled”)? Like the Bible sez: “Get them, before they get you.” Right?

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