Demonstration at Wrigley Field, Heyward's Experience, Boras Pays, and Other Cubs Bullets

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Demonstration at Wrigley Field, Heyward’s Experience, Boras Pays, and Other Cubs Bullets

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The Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, and about ten MLB teams that I’ve seen so far have issued statements about the ongoing demonstrations, about racial injustice, and (in the best cases) about the things they can and are doing to support their community.

The demonstrations peacefully reached the Cubs’ doorstep last night at Wrigley Field

I reached out to the Cubs for any comment, and I have not heard back. The team’s sports network did just send out this video, though:

UPDATE: Shortly after publishing, the Cubs issued this statement:

The Cubs pledge action. It will be fair to ask – and verify – what action is going to be taken.

At the top of baseball, this is what was circulated yesterday, internally at MLB:

Jason Heyward was on ESPN1000 yesterday with Waddle & Silvy, and I strongly encourage you to listen to him. And, as he underscores, it’s important that you listen to others’ concerns about racial injustice, too, and share the message where you can. This is real. This is serious. And it might not look like what you thought.

“When you have hatred, when you have anger, when you have people that dealt with this 40 years ago, when you have people that dealt with this 20 years ago, people that dealt with it 10 years ago, people for the first time dealing with it now, you got people at all different walks of life who have, to me, different emotions about it and different thoughts on how to handle it …. Everyone’s not gonna have the same opinion. Everyone’s not gonna agree. But having the conversations, putting it out there and being aware of how we’re all thinking as different individuals is a huge step in the right direction.”

(Photo by Brad Mangin/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Meanwhile …

•   Two additional Cubs names listed, Albert Mineo and Conor Lillis-White:

•   Recognize Lillis-White? He’s the minor league pitcher the Cubs received from the Angels for Tommy La Stella. He got hurt and never threw a pitch in the Cubs organization.

•   Not only is this a good thing to do as a human for the people in the baseball world who need it the most, it’s also going to prove a heckuva good public relations pitch for future clients:

•   I know, I know … but I can’t help it. I cannot help dreaming on Dillon Maples. I’ll never stop:

•   Let’s play some:

•   Yard products, kitchen products, and TVs are among the Deals of the Day at Amazon today. #ad

•   Ending these with a smile:

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.