BOSTON (WJZ) — The Orioles opened up their 2020 season at Fenway Park in Boston against the Red Sox Friday night.
A special pregame ceremony was held as a show of unity in the fight against racial injustice.
Both the Orioles and Red Sox took a knee before the National Anthem, holding a black ribbon to recognize the Black Lives Matter movement.
During the National Anthem, the Orioles stood and locked arms in unison.
— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) July 25, 2020
“One team. United for change. #BlackLivesMatter.” the team posted to its social media pages.
During pregame warm-ups, the Orioles also wore Black Lives Matter T-shirts.
— Baltimore Orioles 😷 (@Orioles) July 24, 2020
The Orioles lost their first game of the season 13-2.