All players for the New Orleans Pelicans and Utah Jazz “took a knee” Thursday night during the performance of the US National Anthem as the NBA resumed their season suspended 150 days ago due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) July 30, 2020
A similar scene was witnessed during Major League Baseball’s opening game when all athletes on the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals kneeled during a moment of silence before the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
“Players from both teams kneel together in unity before tonight’s National Anthem,” posted the Yankees’ official Twitter account.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 23, 2020
Watch the moment above.
FOUL BALL! Bernie Says We Give ‘Hundreds of Millions to Baseball Players… What Does that Say About Our Society?’
After attacking Disney, Walmart, Amazon, McDonald’s, Macy’s and other large American corporations, Bernie Sanders set his sights on Major League Baseball; lamenting we pay athletes “hundreds of millions’ while teachers remain under-compensated.
“We can give hundreds of millions of dollars to baseball players, but we’re telling the young people in America you want to be a teacher, you’re going to start off at a salary that you really can’t even survive on,” said Sanders in New Hampshire.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: "We can give hundreds of millions of dollars to baseball players, but we're telling the young people in America you want to be a teacher, you're going to start off at a salary that you really can't even survive on." pic.twitter.com/ePhZLwgiLT
— The Hill (@thehill) February 7, 2020
Watch Sanders’ comments above.
PLAY BALL? Dr. Fauci Says Baseball Could Return to the USA by Summer, Fall
Coronavirus Task Force Leader Dr. Anthony Fauci raised hope for millions of Americans this week; suggesting baseball could potentially return to the United States by the summer and possibly fall.
“Dr. Anthony Fauci is stepping up to the plate to clarify that he’s still hopeful Major League Baseball will be able to salvage at least part of their season beginning this summer, despite his blunt comments to The New York Times that left MLB officials stunned and feeling like the White House adviser on coronavirus was suggesting a cancellation to the entire season was becoming more likely,” reports Fox News.
“There are a range of options for baseball,” Fauci said. “We don’t know about the summer. We don’t know about the fall.”
“That is possible,” Fauci said earlier this month. “But as you said, and I affirm what I have been saying, it’s going to be the virus that determines what the timetable is. Because if we get the virus under really good control and certain regions of the country can get gradually from the gateway to the phase one to the phase two to the phase three, it is conceivable that you may be able to have some baseball with people practicing physical separation. Namely, you don’t pack a stadium.”
Read the full report here.