Thursday night’s game between the Oakland Athletics and the Chicago White Sox has been postponed because of rain.The postponement is the 40th in the major leagues this season Harrison Phillips Color Rush Jersey
, one more than last year and the most in at least the past six years.
The game will be made up on Friday as part of a straight doubleheader beginning at 3:10 p.m. CDT. The second game will start at 7:10 p.m., the time for Friday’s regularly scheduled game, or 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
The White Sox announced right-hander James Shields (2-8 Cheap Brian O'Neill Jersey
, 4.63 ERA) will start the first game on Friday, with righty Lucas Giolito (4-7, 7.19) following in the nightcap. Chicago has lost seven straight to match a season high and is a season-low 25 games under .500.
Oakland will send left-hander Sean Manaea (6-6 Authentic Thomas Vanek Jersey
, 3.56) to the mound in the opener and start righty Chris Bassitt in (0-2, 2.45) in Game 2.
The Athletics are scheduled to play four games this weekend during their only visit to Chicago this season.
There were no demonstrations by any players during the singing of the national anthem Thursday night at the Hall of Fame game.
All players and coaches for the Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens stood as the NFL’s preseason began.
The NFL modified its national anthem protocol in May, prohibiting any sort of demonstrations for 2018 Authentic James Washington Jersey
, but allowing players to remain in the locker room during ”The Star-Spangled Banner” if they chose to. Individual teams would be responsible for disciplining any demonstrators.
The players’ union filed a grievance about the policy change, and late last month, the new policy was put on hold while the NFL and NFLPA work on a resolution.
Those demonstrations were begun by then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2016 when he kneeled during the anthem to protest racial inequality and social injustice. The kneeling and other displays of protest spread leaguewide R.A. Dickey Jersey
, particularly when President Trump suggested team owners fire players who didn’t stand for the anthem.
On Thursday night, everyone on the sideline stood.
”We as a group talked about it and decided that was what we were doing,” new Bears coach Matt Nagy said. ”It’s for unity and togetherness. The guys are really excited to come up with one deal as a team. They were all out there; from what we talked about Authentic Tanner Lee Jersey
, it happened.”