Brewers Follow Bucks’ Lead, Won’t Play Wednesday Night
The Milwaukee Brewers will follow the lead of the Milwaukee
Bucks and will not play tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.
That news was first reported by Wall Street Journal
baseball writer Jared Diamond, who tweeted two hours before game time that both
the Brewers and Reds agreed to sit out tonight’s game.
The move comes after the Milwaukee Bucks boycotted their
scheduled Game Five of their first round playoff series against the Orlando
Magic. The NBA later announced that all of tonight’s scheduled playoff games are
The decision by the Brewers and Bucks not to play comes after
the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in Kenosha last weekend.
Players from both the Brewers and Reds released a joint statement Wednesday night, saying in part “With our community and our nation in such pain, we wanted to draw as much attention to the issues that really matter, especially racial injustice and systemic oppression.”
The game in Milwaukee was not the only Major League Baseball game to be postponed Wednesday – as San Diego and Seattle both agreed to postpone their contest.
The Brewers and Reds are set to conclude their four-game
series Thursday night. Details on a make up date for Wednesday’s postponement have
not been announced.