Social injustice has been a major focus point this year, and has sparked many protests all over the country. The most recent incident involved Jacob Blake, a Black man from Kenosha, WI, who was shot seven times in the back by two police officers and left paralyzed. This has brought up new protests, in Kenosha, around Wisconsin, and also around the country. The Milwaukee Bucks joined in with these today, as they decided to boycott Game 5 of their playoff series against the Orlando Magic. Other teams began discussing as well, and soon after, the NBA announced all of the playoff games tonight would be postponed.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Brewers are discussing how they want to approach this. Earlier today, Josh Hader remarked on the Bucks boycott of their playoff game:
Milwaukee #Brewers closer Josh Harder on the #Bucks boycott: "It's a tremendous stand. ...We have to bring light to this situation that we have, it's a big thing.'' It's unknown, he said, whether the #Brewers will play their game tonight vs. the #Reds.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) August 26, 2020
Josh Hader says the #Brewers have not ruled out boycotting tonight's game against the Reds.— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) August 26, 2020
"I'm sure it's something we are going to discuss."
This is under strong consideration for the team right now. Adam McCalvy reported that the Brewers are holding a team meeting right now to discuss if they will play tonight’s game. In addition, Craig Counsell’s press conference was pushed back an hour as well.
We’ll update this post as more details come out today.