On Sunday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones indicated that he would bench players who didn’t stand for the national anthem before games. The move was applauded on Monday night by President Donald Trump, who tweeted: “A big salute to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, who will BENCH players who disrespect our Flag. ‘Stand for Anthem or sit for game!'”
But does Jones, or any other owner, have the right to bench a player for protesting during the anthem? Could such a benching be a violation of the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement or, beyond that, could it even be illegal?
That made a winner of Oliver Perez, who pitched to one man in the eighth, inducing an inning-ending double play off Rizzo’s bat. The last of Washington’s six pitchers, closer Sean Doolittle, worked the ninth for his first postseason save.
“We had them where we wanted them,” Montgomery said, “and we couldn’t get the job done.”
Rizzo became the Cubs’ career leader in postseason homers (six) and RBI (16). His two-run homer was barehanded by a man in a No. 17 Kris Bryant Cubs jersey and with a camera slung around his neck. The Cheap USA Soccer Jerseys spectator reached over a railing to grab it; after an umpire review, the initial ruling that it was a Cheap Volleyball Jerseys For Women home run stood.
Scherzer finally makes his 15th career postseason start; he is 4-4 with a 3.74 ERA. Quintana, meanwhile, will be making his playoff debut and first appearance against the Nationals.