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I was curious, so I did some digging, and an article I found seemed to answer my question. Much heated debate has gone on about whether or not it was just for NFL players to sit or kneel during the national anthem, in protest to police brutality against African Americans. One would think that MLB players would follow suite, right?
Well, according to Baltimore Orioles player Adam Jones, it's all about numbers and demographics, and according to the 2016 MLB Racial and Gender Report Card, white players in baseball far outnumber African American players 58.8% to 8.3%. Whereas African American players make up 68.7% in the NFL, compared to 28.6% for white players.
The numbers don't lie, I suppose.