Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



This is how Ian Desmond’s announcement ends. His whole IG post is well worth reading here:


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



If you don’t have Instagram, you should still be able to follow this link to see Ian Desmond’s post. If you can’t, I’ll thread the screen shots here. His words are worth reading. Listen. Think. And then think about what you can do. 9 images total.


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



We posted an article about Ian Desmond not playing for the #Rockies in 2020. His reasons are clear on his IG post. We asked him a year ago about the best piece of advice he ever received. See below. It says a lot about him as a human being.


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



this is part of ian desmond’s statement on ig and man ??


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Rockies' Ian Desmond announces he's opting out of the the MLB season, citing the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to be with family Desmond also addresses racism, sexism, homophobia in MLB, lack of diversity in the league and more in the lengthy Instagram post


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Rockies' Ian Desmond released a heartfelt 9-page statement explaining the multiple reasons as to why he's decided to sit out this MLB season. Find his full statement here:


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Once again, Desi Does It. I highly recommend everyone go to Ian Desmond’s Instagram and read his full statement on why he won’t be playing in this years #MLB season. Below is just PART of the story. I’m proud to have had him in #DC and love that Davey let Desi be Desi.


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



"Home is where I need to be right now." Read Ian Desmond's full message to fans:


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



At the end of a heartfelt Instagram post about the confusing and heartbreaking conditions of racism and lack of opportunity, now and throughout his life, #Rockies OF Ian Desmond announced he will not play during the 2020 season. (cont.)


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Ian Desmond, of the Colorado Rockies, is the fourth known MLB player to opt out of the 2020 season. He explains in a lengthy Instagram post about his life, racial disparity in this country, the accessibility of baseball and more. His closing words:


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Ian Desmond Opts Out Of 2020 Season


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



The @Rockies Ian Desmond going to skip the shortened season. Much longer version of this in Insta


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



I consider the stories Ian Desmond told and the wisdom he shared tonight to be heroic Read what he had to say about Civil Rights, youth baseball, COVID, the 2020 season, and life (1/3)


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Ian Desmond is opting out of playing in MLB this season. In addition to Covid-19 he cites the MLB’s rampant racism, sexism, homophobia, cheating scandals, and labor wars. Please go to his Instagram to read the whole thing because, whew, it is outstanding.


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Normalize allowing athletes to give us thought-out explanations and opinions like Ian Desmond did instead of company lines, safe answers or shallow quotables


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



The Rockies’ Ian Desmond has opted out of the 2020 season, but that feels secondary to a heartfelt, incisive Instagram post about his place in the world and baseball’s as well. The whole post is here: But the part I’ve attached is important and spot-on.


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Full statement from #Rockies OF Ian Desmond regarding his decision not to play in 2020.


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Godspeed, Ian Desmond.


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Ian Desmond’s statement about his decision to sit out this season is very thoughtful and layered. This is just part of it:


Ian Desmond


Posted on January 2020-06-29T22:00:00.000Z



Ian Desmond has opted out of the 2020 season and explains why in a thoughtful Instagram essay. This is just two parts. Read the whole thing ➡️


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