Padres and Mariners game postponed, players react

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The Padres and Mariners have decided to postpone their matchup on Wednesday night amid the Jacob Blake shooting in Kenosha this week.

Amid the Jacob Blake shooting this past weekend, the Padres and Mariners are postponing their game on Wednesday evening. The Mariners, who have the most black players in the league, voted not to play in protest of the actions in Kenosha. Blake remains in critical condition after being shot by police.

As local residents to the Kenosha community, the Milwaukee Bucks were the first team to opt-out of playing in Game 5 against the Orlando Magic. Their baseball counterparts in the Milwaukee Brewers followed suit not long after.

I know this is a sensitive topic right now, especially on the heels of George Floyd’s death that rocked the country, sparking protests and riots. But something has to be done so that these terrible events can stop. I am going to leave it at that, but I wanted to share players’ reactions across all sports.

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