#Rockies OF Ian Desmond on opting out: The image of Derek Chauvin's knee on the neck of George Floyd, the gruesome murder of a Black man in the streets at the hands of a police officer, broke my coping mechanism. Suppressing my feelings became impossible.''— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) June 30, 2020
Desmond wrote: "In clubhouses we've got racist, sexist, homophobic jokes or flat-out problems. We've got cheating. We've got a minority issue from the top down. One African American GM. Two African American managers. Less than 8% Black players. No Black majority team owners."— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) June 30, 2020
"If baseball is America's pastime, maybe it's never been a more fitting one than now."— eric nusbaum (@ericnus) June 30, 2020
"The golden rules of baseball–don't have fun, don't pimp home runs, don't play with character. Those are white rules."
This from Ian Desmond is worth reading: https://t.co/WcBmns50Pp
Confirmed Opt-outs for 2020…— Dan (@DanClarkSports) June 30, 2020
• Ryan Zimmerman
• Joe Ross
• Mike Leake
• Ian Desmond
More expected soon.