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Brewers follow Bucks’ lead, boycott Thursday’s MLB game vs. Reds

Published: Aug. 26, 2020 at 5:14 PM CDT
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) -The Milwaukee Brewers, following the Milwaukee Bucks’ lead, are boycotting their Thursday night MLB game scheduled to be played against the Reds to protest the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha earlier this week.

Ryan Braun told reporters in a zoom call that the vote was unanimous, and that the Reds agreed to do not play the game as well. And it all started with the Bucks’ decision earlier in the day. “I think that the Bucks deserve a ton of credit for being at the forefront of this,” said Braun. Frankly, as I alluded to earlier, for inspiring us to have the courage to make this decision.” Brewers manager Craig Counsell added, “the Bucks led here, and the NBA led here. But our players, they went first in Major League Baseball, and I’m still very proud of them for that.”

Star outfielder Christian Yelich said the team has been discussing these social and racial issues since returning from the Covid break. “It came to our backyard, our doorstep. And it was time to make a decision, make a stand, and stand up for the community and people that support us. It’s our turn to support them.”

According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the entirety of Major League Baseball is discussing cancellations this evening.

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