That leaves three players still with the Giants who were part of their championship runs, Posey and the Brandons, Crawford and Belt. All are signed through 2021, and if the shortstop and first baseman play as well next season as they did this season, there will be a lot of talk about returning in 2022. … [Read more...] about Will Giants’ Gabe Kapler get some manager-of-the-year love?
Quotes on social justice
Suggestions that black protesters who kneel during the anthem are un-American or should lose their jobs is politically and morally reprehensible. More importantly, those suggestions set up a new form of racial intolerance, where once again, black protest is deemed both unworthy of thoughtful consideration and patently un-American. … [Read more...] about Protesting made these athletes patriots
Biden won't escape Trump's shadow completely, given the many investigations and potential legal exposures facing the outgoing president. Biden said as a candidate that he wouldn't pardon Trump or his associates and that he'd leave federal investigations up to “an independent Justice Department.” Notably, some of Trump's legal exposure comes from state cases in New York. Biden will have no authority over any of those matters. … [Read more...] about Biden charts new US direction, promises many Trump reversals
A whole generation of fiercely engaged athletes fighting for social justice … and getting rewarded for it. turns out he did.) If an NBA player uttered those words today, he’d be excoriated. Standing up for social justice, and against Trump, became a badge of honor for athletes, an achievement unlocked, and eventually so prevalent that it felt as common as an alley-oop. The WNBA, without question the most politically active sports league in the country (there are many people who had never heard of Raphael Warnock until the Atlanta Dream all wore “Vote Warnock” shirts, in defiance of their team’s owner, Kelly Loeffler), had the highest ratings for its WNBA Finals in the history of the league. And with the success that organizations like More Than a Vote and others had in opening up NBA arenas for early voting, which improved turnout in the general election and may have played a pivotal role in the Georgia runoffs, athletes see that their activism … [Read more...] about 7 Ways Trump Changed Sports Forever
District Attorney George Gascón said the case had “taken way too long” and that the sentencing was “about accountability, not a celebration.” He urged victims of domestic violence to step forward and seek help, which he said his office was committed to providing regardless of a victim’s immigration status. … [Read more...] about Convicted murderer who stuffed girlfriend in suitcase gets 25-years-to-life sentence