Sources: Phillies and Nationals game postponed

Spencer Howard of the Phillies
The Philadelphia Baseball Review has confirmed Thursday's series finale between the Phillies and Nationals will be postponed. Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia was first to report the potential for a postponement.

According to sources, players gathered early Thursday afternoon at the team hotel and discussed the possibility of not playing in support of awareness of racial injustice and the recent happenings in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Multiple games were postponed across baseball yesterday, with others likely to see the same fate today.

Neither the Phillies nor Nationals have released an official statement regarding tonight's postponement.

Manager Joe Girardi said he was unaware of any internal chatter between players to boycott Wednesday's contest, but said afterwards that he would be supportive if players decided to halt play to make a statement.

"I would tell them to go with their heart," Girardi said following last night's win. "Feelings are feelings. They're never right or wrong, they're just feelings. And you've got to go with what your heart tells you. I would support them whatever they did."

As for rescheduling, it's likely the two clubs will add a doubleheader to their schedule when the Phils visit Washington again during the final week of the regular season.
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BY PATRICK GORDON
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Phillies, why don't you take today off, too? I will take the day, maybe a week off from watching you. If you insist on getting political while you are entertaining (that's all you really are doing), I, for one, am out.