So I think benching would be violating federal law.

“I want to make guys pay,” Rizzo said. “I hit where I hit in the order. I drive in runs, and that’s just the mentality that I always take in. Usually I keep that stuff behind the scenes and say that stuff, but just my emotions got me there.”

Baker had a different viewpoint. Asked if Rizzo, who drove in two runs in each of the first two games of the series, seems like a player who gets hits at key moments in the playoffs, Baker responded: “Well, yeah, I guess. I mean, it’s not really turning it on when you bloop one in there, you know what I mean?”

Scherzer was dominant in his return from a right hamstring injury, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh. But just like in Game 1, when Chicago was held hitless into the sixth by Stephen Strasburg, the World Series champion Cubs showed off their resilience on the way to a stirring victory.

Jeffrey M. Hirsch, professor of law, University of North Carolina: “Whether or not an owner is violating the National Labor Relations Act for benching someone due to a protest comes down to, in my opinion, what the protest is for. That’s because the NLRA only protects the employer-employee relationship. So if they are protesting Trump or doing something as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, I don’t think they have a case. If they are taking a knee in protest of something the owner has done to them, and it being connected to the conditions of employment, then they might have a case.”
Advantage: Inconclusive

Benjamin I. Sachs, Kestnbaum Professor of Labor and Industry, Harvard University: “I think being benched is adverse employment action. I also think that the protests are in fact Cheap Bike Jerseys For Men directly related to their status as NFL employees. If they are protesting racial discrimination, that’s Cheap Authentic Jerseys From China something that impacts their status as NFL players.

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