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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 07:23 PM

Several Aggies part of team walkout over Scrap Yard Dawgs' national anthem tweet

After months of national distress revolving around the spread of COVID-19 and racial injustices, members of the Scrap Yard Dawgs fastpitch softball team hoped they could bring a momentary smile to the faces of those who have missed their favorite sport.

“Softball is not political,” former Texas A&M and Oklahoma State pitcher Samantha Show said. “It should never be political. What we were doing this summer was bringing a light to this dark world, to this hurting world, and try to bring some joy and fun to our audience.”

Monday, the professional team based out of Conroe took the baseline for the National Anthem to begin a 2020 season, exuding all of the excitement of a new season. By the end of the night, softball became political and every player and coach was in search of a new organization to represent.

During the game, a tweet was sent from the organization’s official account to President Donald Trump. The tweet contained a picture of players standing with hands on hearts and said they were “respecting the flag.”

Read more: https://www.theeagle.com/sports/several-aggies-part-of-team-walkout-over-scrap-yard-dawgs-national-anthem-tweet/article_70cfe250-b5d1-11ea-921b-5b3fd06fe82a.html
(Bryan-College Station Eagle)

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