- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The NBA player strikes over the police shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have spread to Major League Baseball.

The Milwaukee Brewers have reportedly refused to play Wednesday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Jared Diamond, the Wall Street Journal’s national baseball reporter, first reported that “the Brewers have decided not to play tonight’s game.”

He added that the Brewers’ scheduled opposition is cooperating with their boycott.

“The Reds have agreed not to play as well. No forfeit situation. Both teams have agreed to sit out tonight’s game,” he wrote.

ESPN later confirmed that the game had been officially cancelled.

Earlier Wednesday, all three scheduled NBA playoff games were canceled after all six teams, initially led by the Milwaukee Bucks, had their players say they would not play tonight to protest police shootings.

The boycotts may spread beyond the Brewers, according to ESPN’s MLB Insider.

“Following the cancellation of the Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds game tonight, more teams are discussing the possibility of not playing, sources tell ESPN. Among those currently discussing it: the Seattle Mariners, who have the most Black players of any team in MLB,” wrote Jeff Passan.

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