How fucking gay does a man have to be to put up with this shit and still watch baseball?
The answer is, REALLY FUCKING GAY:
As team after team announced they would refuse to play games in protest of Jacob Blake’s shooting, the New York Mets and Miami Marlins still decided to take the field on Thursday. And then they walked off.
After rumblings of a potential player protest, the Mets took their places on the field as scheduled.
However, starting pitcher Michael Wacha did not throw a warm-up pitch, and the teams did not exchange lineup cards.
Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson stepped into the box and both teams seemed in position to start playing, but only 42 seconds of silence, likely in honor of Jackie Robinson Day, followed.
Both teams then exited the field, with Brinson leaving a “Black Lives Matter” shirt at home plate.
Say what you will about the NBA, NHL, and MLB, but it was really thoughtful of them to clear the decks tonight so everyone could watch Trump's speech at the RNC instead of sports.— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 27, 2020