The George Floyd murder in Minneapolis led to protests in major cities across the country.

Cubs hero Dexter Fowler had this to say

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Here’s the thing. I know it’s hard to fully grasp why black people are outraged. It’s hard to grasp unless you’ve seen people hold their purses tighter when you walk by, when you have people refer to you as “not black” when you’re not “ghetto”. When your parents have to give you a talk when you’re just a kid. “you can’t act like your white friends. you’ll get killed. they won’t” This is a generational discussion EVERY black family has. It terrifies you as a kid, and as an adult. You don’t understand why we know, those officers didn’t flinch at murdering that man, because he is black. The race card. We hold it. You tell us “it’s not about race” if we ever hold you to it. You don’t want us to have even that 1 bone chilling “privilege” of defense. You don’t want us to hold any privilege. We don’t hold the privilege of being a criminal, making a mistake, or simply taking a jog, the same as a white man, and being treated the same. He couldn’t breathe. He was murdered. They were gently fired from their jobs. This isn’t right. This can’t go on. (if you assume “you”, is you, and you’re upset about the generalization…… just think about that for a second)

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President Obama:

Nike said Don’t Do It

And Mayor Lightfoot gave President Trump a piece of her mind

Lightfoot’s own reaction to the Floyd video



In other moments, earlier in the week:

Kyle Schwarber rewatched the 2016 World Series win

Kris Bryant shows his baby boy how they won it all

Jason Kipnis of the 2016 Cleveland runners-up has mixed emotions about returning home to play for the Cubs

Tim Anderson = still awesome fun

Sox legend Ron Kittle lives for the open road

OUCH Tarik Cohen

Clean-shaven Lovie selfie

Jay Cutler spent time in Montana

D Wade and his daughter with matching red hair


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♬ Deep End Freestyle – Sleepy Hallow

The Worm approves

Kendall Gill’s son beat the former Flyin’ Illini in a footrace for the 1st time

Home Run Inn frozen pizzas are selling like hotcakes

COVID-19 victims memorialized on front page of NYT, including Marco DiFranco

Troubling totals

Jeremih hosted an online show for his hometown

Birthdays for the nyalas at Brookfield Zoo