Major League Baseball is doing everything in its power to promote a more inclusive, diverse environment for players, staff and fans alike.
The league is set to unveil a Black Lives Matter/MLB stencil on the pitcher's mound during opening weekend games, beginning with tonight’s opening night matchup between the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals and New York Yankees.
"The Nationals, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and will utilize the platform and national stage of Opening Day to express support for the fight against systemic racism and injustice," the team said in an announcement via ESPN.
In another effort to promote the Black Lives Matter movement, the Boston Red Sox unveiled a massive banner dedicated to the cause outside of Fenway Park yesterday. Other organizations are expected to honor similar social justice causes throughout the season, and players who choose to kneel during the national anthem have been met with overwhelming support.