After the Milwaukee Bucks elected to boycott tonight to protest social justice, the Brewers were also discussing how they wanted to respond. They held a team meeting earlier this afternoon, and following that meeting, they have decided to join the Bucks in their stance. They will officially not play tonight.
The Brewers have decided not to play tonight’s game.— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) August 26, 2020
Shortly after this, the Reds also decided to not play, so neither team will forfeit in this situation:
The Reds have agreed not to play as well. No forfeit situation. Both teams have agreed to sit out tonight’s game. https://t.co/BZJAg8GujJ— Jared Diamond (@jareddiamond) August 26, 2020
Jeff Passan also notes that other teams are considering boycotting games tonight as well:
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.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 26, 2020
We’ll continue to update as more news comes in tonight.
EDIT: Adam McCalvy reports that the two teams are discussing a doubleheader tomorrow.
Reds and Brewers players are discussing playing a doubleheader tomorrow, a source tells https://t.co/e8tXe3x8Cj.— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) August 26, 2020
EDIT 2: The Seattle Mariners also voted to not play their game tonight. Their game against the San Diego Padres will be postponed as well.
The Seattle Mariners will not play tonight's game against the San Diego Padres after Mariners players agreed to postpone it.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 26, 2020
EDIT 3: Here’s a statement from the Brewers and Reds on the decision to not play today:
From the players of the Milwaukee Brewers and the Cincinnati Reds: pic.twitter.com/qkhH4AmBKm— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 26, 2020
EDIT 4: MLB’s statement regarding the canceled games:
Major League Baseball issued the following statement tonight following the postponements of scheduled games in Milwaukee, San Diego and San Francisco: pic.twitter.com/Vbera11zUu— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) August 27, 2020