The Major League Baseball (MLB) issued a statement on Tuesday regarding the death of 19 children and 2 adults in the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. The MLB statement contained, “Our hearts are broken tonight”. “Major League Baseball mourns with the families and friends of the victims of today’s senseless tragedy and for all the people of Uvalde, Texas.”
The MLB games started after a moment of silence as all the teams and people mourned for the innocent victims of the Texas shooting at Uvalde. It was reported that not only MLB teams, but players from all reaches of the country are outraged at this atrociousness. A similar kind of incident occurred earlier this month at the Buffalo grocery store where 10 people fell victim to that incident.
MLB teams mourn for the victims of the Uvalde shooting in Texas
Since the shooting on May 14th, there have been 15 more mass shootings throughout the country, which averages 1.5 per day, according to Gun Violence Archive. As noted on mlb.com, an 18-year-old gunman was responsible for the most violent shooting at a U.S grade school since he went on a rampage and killed 20 children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, back in 2012.
The shooting incidents are occurring one after the other at the closest proximity of 10 days where a gunman killed 10 Black shoppers and workers in a form of racist attack in the supermarket, in Buffalo, New York. Roughly 300 miles west of Uvalde at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros and the Guardians held a moment of silence before their game.
Not only the Astros and Guardians but the Texas Rangers also shared their sentiment through an online statement on Twitter in the Texas Rangers Foundation Account. They too held a moment of breath before their game against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim. Aside from them, before Tuesday’s game teams like the Nationals, Minnesota Twins, and Pittsburg Pirates shared their sentiment with a brief moment of silence.