It’s disappointing Bud Selig and company chose not to hold a moment of silence prior to Game 2 of the World Series for the shooting tragedy that happened in Ottawa Tuesday morning that claimed the life of reservist soldier Nathan Cirillo. All MLB could muster was this tweet.
Here is some of the reaction on Twitter after MLB opted to just carry on with Game 2, business as usual…
I think Major League Baseball did a disservice to Canadian baseball fans and Canadians in general by not holding a moment of silence before tonight’s game. Last I checked, the Toronto Blue Jays are still a part of MLB. There are a good number of Blue Jay fans in the Nation’s Capital and a lot of them were hopeful the Jays would relocate their Double-A farm club from New Hampshire to Ottawa. That never came to pass but Ottawa is still very much a part of the baseball landscape. City Council opted to pursue a deal with the independent Can-Am League and as a result, the Ottawa Champions will begin play in 2015.
On the other side of the coin, a major tip of the cap to the Pittsburgh Penguins organization for playing the Canadian anthem Tuesday night even though the opposition in town was the Philadelphia Flyers.
Thank you Pittsburgh!
Condolences to the family and friends of Nathan Cirillo and those affected by Tuesday’s tragic events. Ottawa Strong!