Mets and Marlins walk off the field in social injustice protest


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The New York Mets and Miami Marlins jointly walked off the field on Thursday night (Aug. 27) after a moment of silence, draping a Black Lives Matter T-shirt across home plate as they chose not to play.

After other games around Major League Baseball were postponed to protest social injustice, the Mets were late to take the field, and neither starting pitcher threw any warmup pitches. The teams stood around their dugouts in full uniforms shortly before the 7:10 p.m. scheduled first pitch, and the National Anthem was played and all players and coaches stood.

Mets outfielder Dominic Smith -- a black man who wept Wednesday night while discussing the shooting by police of a Black man in Wisconsin over the weekend -- hen led New York onto the field. Players took their positions, then reserves and coaches filed out of both dugouts and stood silently for 42 seconds.

Both teams then returned to their clubhouses, leaving only the black T-shirt at home plate.