Sport Baseball-Minnesota Twins postpone game, citing 'tragic events' in Brooklyn Center
MLB On The Record: AL Central GMs talk playoff curses and controversial offseason decisions
It also fully buys Kenta Maeda as a Cy Young contender, forecasting a stellar 2.63 ERA. Do you ever think about the postseason “curse”? Levine: “I think the answer to that is supposed to be ‘no.’ You know, the reality of it is that so much of it predated my participation in the organization and predated a lot of our players and coaches. So as we get into September, as we clinch playoff spots, it becomes such a dominating theme of stories told about the Twins — like no one writes a story at that time without referencing the consecutive playoff losses.
(Reuters) -The Minnesota Twins said they had postponed Monday's game against the Boston Red Sox following the fatal police shooting of a 20-year-old Black man in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center.
"Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today's game," the team said in a written statement.
The shooting on Sunday of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop prompted protests through early Monday morning in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
Phillies likely done spending for now
Whether the Phillies should trifle over surpassing the luxury tax by a million or two is certainly worth the question, but it’s not a level of spending they’ve breached in the past. © Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports Jul 12, 2018; Philadelphia Phillies hats await use during a game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. If they are using that line as a soft cap, there won’t be much flexibility even for a mid-season acquisition.
Video: City, state leaders react to shooting of a Black man in Brooklyn Center (KARE-TV Minneapolis-St. Paul)
The city's police chief said on Monday the shooting appeared to be an "accidental discharge" after the officer drew her gun instead of her Taser during a struggle.
(Reporting by Amy TenneryEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)
Jackie Robinson Day: MLB having Michele Meyer-Shipp's voice is 'big step' for Black equality in baseball .
The numbers continue to be bleak in MLB on Jackie Robinson Day with only 7.1% of the Opening Day rosters consisting of Black players.It’s Jackie Robinson Day on Thursday, with Major League Baseball celebrating the day Robinson broke the sport’s color barrier, but 74 years later, the number of Black players in the game tell an ugly story.