Mets and Marlins Walk Off the Field in Protest; Game Postponed
The New York Mets and Miami Marlins took the field Thursday to play the final game of their scheduled Citi Field series. Instead, the teams walked off the field after a 42-second moment of silence.
The game has since been postponed. According to a statement from Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen, the players voted earlier in the day to not play the game.
Van Wagenen was caught onvideo earlier in the day criticizing Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for suggesting that players walk off the field and delay the start of the game. The general manager apologized in hisstatement, saying the idea actually originated with Jeff Wilpon, the team’s chief operating officer and son of owner Fred Wilpon.
The Mets and the Marlins walk off the field after a 42-second moment of silence.
Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson left a T-shirt at home plate, reading “Black Lives Matter”
1:30 AM · Aug 28, 2020
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