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FLASHBACK 1976: MLB Star Stops Protesters from Burning US Flag During Game, Gets Standing Ovation

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.23.20

In 1976, two protesters rushed the field to burn an American flag in the middle of a baseball game. MLB star Rick Monday rushed the demonstrators to rescue the Stars and Stripes before it could be destroyed.

Watch the incredible footage below.

‘Black Lives Matter’ will be a part of Major League Baseball’s opening weekend, with the New York Post reporting the slogan will be “stenciled” on the pitcher’s mound for all opening day games.

“With the Yankees and Nationals opening the season in Washington, there will be a Black Lives Matter/MLB stencil on the pitcher’s mound during opening weekend games throughout the league,” reports the New York Post.

The move is mean to “express support for the fight against systemic racism and injustice,” the Nationals said in a statement.

“Obviously, that’s a manifestation of where our country currently is,’’ Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said on a Zoom call. “Our country is in many ways the greatest country in the world. In some ways, it’s broken in certain aspects where we’re not all together and not all as one. Because of that, you’re seeing demonstrations like kneeling at the anthem as part of that process. Part of our community is hurting when it shouldn’t be. It’s been ignored for such a long period of time. The great part of America is there are different ways to express yourself and different platforms to utilize how you express yourself. In some cases, it’s kneeling during the anthem. … I support the ability to protest in the way they see fit, as long as it’s in a legal and healthy way. I think there’s nothing more American than being able to express your beliefs and do it in a safe way.”

Read the full report at the New York Post.

REPORT: ‘Black Lives Matter’ to be Displayed on Pitcher’s Mound For All MLB Opening Day Games

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.23.20

‘Black Lives Matter’ will be a part of Major League Baseball’s opening weekend, with the New York Post reporting the slogan will be “stenciled” on the pitcher’s mound for all opening day games.

“With the Yankees and Nationals opening the season in Washington, there will be a Black Lives Matter/MLB stencil on the pitcher’s mound during opening weekend games throughout the league,” reports the New York Post.

The move is mean to “express support for the fight against systemic racism and injustice,” the Nationals said in a statement.

“Obviously, that’s a manifestation of where our country currently is,’’ Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said on a Zoom call. “Our country is in many ways the greatest country in the world. In some ways, it’s broken in certain aspects where we’re not all together and not all as one. Because of that, you’re seeing demonstrations like kneeling at the anthem as part of that process. Part of our community is hurting when it shouldn’t be. It’s been ignored for such a long period of time. The great part of America is there are different ways to express yourself and different platforms to utilize how you express yourself. In some cases, it’s kneeling during the anthem. … I support the ability to protest in the way they see fit, as long as it’s in a legal and healthy way. I think there’s nothing more American than being able to express your beliefs and do it in a safe way.”

Read the full report at the New York Post.

STUDENT STUNNER: Elementary Students TAKE A KNEE During Anthem at MLB Game

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.03.18

Two young elementary school students made national headlines this week; choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the national anthem during a Major League Baseball pregame ceremony in Seattle.

Video of the student protest went viral on social media within minutes, with angry fans and supporters of the First Amendment going head-to-head over the girls’ decision to demonstrate during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’

“Obviously, the school district respects the First Amendment rights of our students,” a spokeswoman for the school district told the Huffington Post.

“The two young girls who kneeled during their performance at Sunday’s Mariners game are trailblazers, demonstrating that the quest for racial equality and social justice has support from a new generation,” Yahoo Sports wrote.

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