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Morning Mound Visit: Twins postpone game following police killing of Daunte Wright

Twins postpone ‘out of respect’; The umpiring problem; Even more problems with the runner on second rule

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Joon Lee | ESPN: The Twins, Timberwolves, and Wild all postponed games scheduled for Monday following the murder of Daunte Wright by Minneapolis police. In a statement, the Twins said, “Out of respect for the tragic events that occured yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today’s game.”

Demetrius Bell | Talking Chop: On Sunday night, Atlanta lost on a blown call that was held up by instant replay. Earlier in the week, the Marlins lost a game when Michael Conforto clearly leaned into a pitch in the strike zone. The instant replay system is not comprehensive enough nor does it solve the problem of umpires covering for one another. Something needs to be done.

Patrick Dubuque | Baseball Prospectus $: The runner on second rule has several statistical implications including how WAR is calculated for relievers who give up runs that had no business being there. It has strategical implications as well but not in a good way.

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