‘Tragic and Heartbreaking’- MLB Community Mourns Death of Innocent Lives After Mass Shooting in Texas

Published 05/25/2022, 10:45 AM EDT

At least 19 young children and two adults have died in a mass shooting at a primary school in Texas. The entire world is in shock by this massacre of children. Even the MLB community also lend their support and mourned the death of innocent lives in the shootout.

Not only players, but the entire MLB community stood up against the violence and mourned the death of young children. Notably, this is the second incident of mass shooting in America in the last ten days. It has not been six months since the start of 2022, and a total of 27 schools have become the victim of the shootout.

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Per Sports Net, shooting incidents are on a new high in the United States. Such cases have increased by 97 percent in the U.S., compared to 2017. Not to forget, just ten days ago, a gunman killed ten innocent people in Buffalo, New York.

MLB community lends their support to Texas school shooting victims

With each passing day, the entire world is trying to create a better place for human beings. But the recent incident in Texas is proof that people have failed to do so. Taking to Twitter, the MLB community extended its support to the victims.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 20: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after striking out against the Tampa Bay Rays during the third inning in Game One of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 20, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

The LA Dodgers star Mookie Betts shared his thought on the same and said he is heartbroken to learn the demises of 18 children. The Dodgers star also suggested people take mental illness seriously.

“As a parent, I’m heartbroken! Gun Laws must be changed. Mental Illness is real! This is not ok,” tweeted Mookie.

Another MLB star, Marcus Stroman, expressed his grief for the innocent lives lost in the mass shooting. “Prayers to everyone involved in the school shooting in Texas. Tragic and heartbreaking. We need change, immediately,” said Stroman.

Even MLB teams and the front office mourned the demise of young children of the Robb Elementary School in Texas.

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From the LA Angels, Texas Rangers, LA Dodgers, and Houston Astros, all these MLB teams expressed their grief towards the lives lost in the Texas shooting. Though this incident has nothing to do with the MLB games, do you think it can affect the mindset of players?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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