MLB Honors Those Lost In Orlando Shooting

After a terror attack in Orlando left the country in shock, major league baseball paid their respects to those lost in ballparks throughout the nation.

The largest mass shooting in United States history occurred yesterday at a bar in Orlando. The implications it had on the families of those killed, injured, or present in any way were massive.

A man identified as Omar Mir Seddique Mateen shot 50 people dead and injured another 53 with a semi-automatic firearm. Promptly, he pledged allegiance to the terrorist group largely known as ‘ISIS’.


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In order to show unification throughout the country in a time of crisis, the MLB made it clear that they stood behind the victims.

10 ballparks had games to be played Monday night. All 10 of them flew their American flags at half-staff.

In addition, a moment of silence to honor those victimized by the horrifying hostage and gunfire took place before the start of each and every contest.

The gesture was just another indication that the country will not crumble due to the event. The nation truly stands strong and so does its national pastime in supporting it.

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Emmanuel hosts the Earn Your Stripes Podcast for Elite Sports NY. A Long Island native, he is currently a student at Fordham University (Bronx, NY) pursuing a career in sports broadcasting.