WASHINGTON (AP) — In a joint demonstration of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, players, managers and coaches of the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals knelt in unison before the opening game of the 2020 baseball season, then stood for the national anthem Thursday night.
Which MLB teams didn’t kneel during anthem?
White Sox not the only team to take a knee
In the late game, Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts knelt during the national anthem. Betts was joined by four members of the San Francisco Giants, including manager Gabe Kapler. Two Tampa Bay Rays coaches — Ozzie Timmons and Rodney Linares — also knelt.
Is MLB kneeling during national anthem?
MLB players, including Mookie Betts, kneel for Opening Day national anthem to support Black Lives Matter. … Dodgers star Mookie Betts was the lone member of L.A. to kneel during the national anthem, and numerous members of the Giants — manager Gabe Kapler included — joined Betts before their season opener.
Which MLB players kneel during anthem?
Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks both took a knee during the pre-recorded playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” pausing on the outfield grass to kneel, while a group of about eight Yankees out for the anthem stood.
Did St Louis Cardinals kneel for national anthem?
Players positioned around the field and held a black cloth before the National Anthem. No Cardinals took a knee while the National Anthem played. … The Cardinals also raised awareness by wearing patches with statements of unity, while “BLM” was stenciled in the dirt behind the pitcher’s mound.
Which MLB teams stand for the national anthem?
Every player on the Mets and Braves stood for the national anthem on Friday, as was mostly typical across baseball’s restart. Players, coaches and staffers on the Nationals, Yankees, Dodgers and Giants all knelt (except for one) before the anthem on Thursday, then mostly stood for the actual anthem.
Are MLB players standing for the national anthem?
The players and coaches then stood for the anthem itself at the Washington, D.C., game Thursday, played in an empty Nationals Park due to the coronavirus pandemic. Every player and coach on the Yankees & Nationals took a knee before the national anthem tonight in D.C.
Did AZ Cardinals stand for national anthem?
The Arizona Cardinals were one of a handful of teams to stay in the locker room during the national anthem in a show of team solidarity against social injustices on Sunday. … “There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world but as a team we all got to be one.