Civil rights activists protest outside league office on Friday

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Two days Garett Bolles Youth jersey after the NFL changed its controversial anthem policy to require any player inclined to protest to retreat to the locker room, a group called the National Action Network gathered outside 345 Park Avenue to criticize the NFL’s decision.
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Regardless, the truth is that there are NFL fans on both sides of the issue. For reasons still unknown or apparent, the NFL has opted only to hear the voices of those who protest the protesting. The NFL’s secret research project 聽regarding Kaepernick’s unemployment revealed that opinions were split, but the NFL ultimately decided to bow to the demographic that is opposed to the protests. The NFL also has opted to inflate the views of less than half of the total fan base into a throng of customers who cannot be ignored.

Consider this recent quote from Steelers owner Art Rooney II: The bottom line is that with this new policy we have attempted to strike a balance between respecting the right of a player not to be forced to stand for the anthem, while acknowledging that the vast majority of our fans who attend or watch our games , particularly those in the military and veteran communities, do not want to come to a game to see a political protest.

With Tommy Kahnle making his first appearance since April 12 due to a DL stint, Zack Cozart ripped a grounder at third baseman Miguel Andujar. Andujar fired it to second but Torres took his eyes off it and it dribbled into the outfield. Both runners were safe. There were no outs. Kahnle would go on to give up a double, a walk and a single and LA would finish the frame ahead, 9-4.

Kasen Williams Authentic Jersey Chasen Shreve gave up a two-run blast to聽Jose Briceno in the seven.

The Yankees had a shot to make it much closer in the seventh, but Didi Gregorius flew out to left field with the bases loaded

Earlier in the day, the Yankees sent fan-favorite utility man Ronald Torreyes to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Bird, returning from surgery to remove a bone spur from his right ankle.

Yankees righty Masahiro Tanaka (5-2, 4.95 ERA) vs. Angels righty Garrett Richards (4-3, 3.31 ERA) at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

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