Minnesota Twins: COVID-19, BLM Tributes make Home Opener one to remember
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Black Lives Matter Tribute
The Twins displayed a “Black Lives Matter Unite for Change” banner in their outfield. During the National Anthem several members of the Twins took a knee, a silent protest against police brutality and racism that was initiated by the NFL’s Colin Kaepernick in 2016.
Baldelli along with centerfielder Byron Buxton and pitchers Sergio Romo, Trevor May and Taylor Rogers were among several who took a knee during the home opener.
Around the MLB, others players have participated in the silent protest including Los Angeles Dodgers’ Mookie Betts. During the MLB’s 2020 season opener, both the Washington Nationals and New York Yankees kneeled together during the National Anthem.