Sunday, October 13, 2013

Moment of Silence

"Left fielder Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals and teammates have a moment of silence for the victims of the Navy Yard shooting before playing the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC."

No one likes to see others harmed, including professional athletes. 

On September 16, thirteen people were shot and killed by a gunman, including the shooter, at a Navy Yard in Washington, DC. This Navy Yard is very close to Nationals Park, so the shock and sadness was felt not only around the city, but inside the stadium, too.

Canceling the game the day of the tragedy, before a double header the Nationals held a moment of silence before playing the Atlanta Braves. Wearing and holding Naval Academy hats these players showed support through silence and prayers as a city dealt with somber episode that affected not only the victims and their families, but everyone.

The Nationals went on to win in thrilling fashion. A win that held the Braves from clinching the playoffs at the moment, despite them later making, and then falling out, of the post season.


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