August 28, 2020

More From The WNBA, MLB

Following up on yesterday's post.


The WNBA's three games scheduled for Wednesday night were postponed as part of the protest among professional sports teams regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

"This isn't just about basketball. We aren't just basketball players," Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins told ESPN broadcaster Holly Rowe in a televised interview from the WNBA bubble in Bradenton, Florida. "We're going to say what we need to say."

The WNBA's games Wednesday were between the Atlanta Dream and defending WNBA champion Mystics, the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx, and the Connecticut Sun and Phoenix Mercury.

The interview:


And if you're in need of an explanation, there's this from

In a powerful show of protest, the Mets and Marlins walked off the field on Thursday after observing a 42-second moment of silence on the eve of Jackie Robinson Day.

Mets and Marlins players milled around their dugouts, stretched and played catch prior to the scheduled 7:10 p.m. ET first pitch at Citi Field, but neither starting pitcher warmed up. As game time approached, Black players Dominic Smith and Billy Hamilton led the Mets onto the field.

Standing on the mound, Mets pitcher Michael Wacha removed his cap as players from both teams lined up in front of their dugouts. Everyone observed a moment of silence in memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless others who have lost their lives to police brutality, then walked off the field in unison.

Before leaving, Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson punctuated the protest by placing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt atop home plate.