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Bruce Maxwell Is the First MLB Player to Kneel During the National Anthem

Jeff Passan joins the ‘MLB Show’ to discuss protests, netting at MLB ballparks, and Shohei Otani

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Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann banter about the Nationals' Game of Thrones cosplay (02:00), the Angels' possible salary manipulation (03:30), and the Rockies-Brewers wild-card race (07:00). Then they talk to Yahoo Sports columnist Jeff Passan about Oakland catcher Bruce Maxwell's decision to kneel during the national anthem (12:30), the debate about extending the netting at MLB ballparks (40:00), and the latest outlook for Shohei Otani's potential free agency (50:00). Lastly, they discuss a new baseball acronym and the stakes in Clayton Kershaw's last regular-season start (58:00).

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