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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 06:53 PM

The Minnesota pro teams have postponed games tonight. . .

. . .in the aftermath of the police killing of Duante Wright.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31244094/minnesota-twins-game-boston-red-sox-postponed-wake-police-shooting-daunte-wright

Dave Zirin of The Nation magazine has this commentary:
https://www.thenation.com/article/society/daunte-wright-minnesota-twins/

The Twin Cities and surrounding areas are already on edge. This latest outrage could push things right over, especially if it looks like nobody gives a damn. It has fallen to major league sports to send the message that this problem is so significant that the games simply cannot go on as usual.
(snip)
. . .sports can and should do so much more than cancel games. The next step is for these politically connected franchise owners to agitate for some kind of police reform. Few, if any, of them, however, want to step in front of the cameras and confront the police. But thatís next. Many players and fans, as this crisis continues, are going to demand nothing less.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 06:59 PM

1. Reported On ESPN, As Well

On one of the shows, they showed the statement from the Twins, too.
Here it is.

Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play todayís game. The decision was made by the Minnesota Twins after consultation with Major League Baseball, and local and state officials. Information regarding the rescheduling of todayís game, and corresponding ticket details, will be released in the near future. The Minnesota Twins organization extends its sympathies to the family of Daunte Wright.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:09 PM

2. cops are like covid...

deadly, and bad for business. Murder has consequences.

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Response to DinahMoeHum (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:32 PM

3. Twins had a day game, T-Wolves hada night game, Wild scheduled in St Paul

all cancelled.

I also just got an amber style alert from the police on my phone, announcing a curfew and advised to stay home. And I live in the outer burbs.

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Response to mnmoderatedem (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:52 PM

4. I'm down in Farmington, almost to Northfield

Gravel roads, dairy farms and cornfields. And we're even under a curfew.

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