In his first at-bat after taking a knee, Bruce Maxwell got a standing ovation from fans

His protest didn’t go unnoticed.

On Saturday, A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell was the first baseball player to take a knee in protest during the national anthem. It was a brave act that could open the door for more players in the sport to follow him.

However, the reaction from fans after NFL and NBA players have participated or initiated similar protests hasn’t always been positive. So it was even more awesome to see that when Maxwell went up to home plate for his first at bat since taking...

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