ST PETERSBURG (FLORIDA) – MAY 26: Ryan Yarbrough #48 from the Tampa Bay RaysA pitch is made against the New York Yankees by Tropicana Field’s fourth inning on May 26, 2022 in St Petersburg. (Photo taken by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The New York Yankees, Tampa Bay RaysThese can be used for social media accounts during Thursday night’s game between the teams to spreadInformation about how gun violenceAmerican life is affected.
This was in response to a request toRecent mass shootings occurred in Uvalde and Buffalo, Texas. Several notable sports figures — including Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr — have used their platform over the past few days toPlead for Action toCombat gun violence.
MLB’s social mediaAccounts are used frequently during games toSend video highlights, relay stats about baseball, or just exchange funny jokes with other accounts. That was replaced Thursday by posts such as “Firearms were among the top causes of death in America for children and teens in 2020.”
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“In lieu and in collaboration avec the Tampa Bay RaysOur channels will be used toOffer factsLearn more about the effects of gun violence.” In a statement, the Yankees stated. “The tragic events in Uvalde and Buffalo, as well as many other communities throughout the country, are unacceptable tragedies.”
The RaysAlso, the statement stated that recent shootings “cannot be normal.”
“We all deserve to be safe — in schools, grocery stores, places of worship, our neighborhoods, houses and America. We are shaken by the recent mass shootings at Uvalde, Buffalo, and Uvalde. toThe core. The Tampa Bay RaysWe are deeply saddened by the tragic deaths of innocent children and their loved ones.
“This cannot become normal. We cannot become numb. We can’t look the other direction. We all know that nothing can be done if it doesn’t change.”
For me, the Uvalde school shooting was a very personal experience. RaysBrooks Raley, a reliever from Uvalde, is still surrounded by family. He went to the school where it happened.
The NBA’s Miami Heat also took a different approach toAfter the shootings at Uvalde, we are raising awareness and calling on people to make a difference. The Heat held a moment to remember those who died before Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. This was followed by a statement encouraging fans. toCall your legislators and demand that they change.
“The Heat urges to you toContact your state senators by dialing 202-224-3121 toSend a message to ask for their support in common sense gunMichael Baiamonte, public speaker for Michael Baiamonte, reads “laws”. toMany of the fans erupted in applause when he spoke to them.
The moment was also broadcast as part of ESPN’s telecast of the game.