Mika Rips Red Sox Players Who Visited Trump’s White House: ‘Stick with Your Team!’
ATKINS: “Again, I think that you’re right, Joe, that the organization tried to give the players the latitude they needed to make the decision that was best for them, but at the same time, after the ceremony, Tom Warner, the chairman of the Red Sox, said that he didn’t see this as racial division and I just think that that’s really —"
BRZEZINSKI: "That’s crazy."
ATKINS: "I just don’t see how he could say that, how he could not see that."
BRZEZINSKI: "I usually am the one you guys make fun of for not really knowing enough about sports. But I’ve been watching you coach baseball. I know enough about what it means to be on a team. And if one member of the team is not comfortable, or two or three, why would anybody on that team go? I don't get it. Isn’t it all about unity?"
DEUTSCH: "The flipside on that is, to the guys who did go, look, if it’s a chance in my life — and you know how I feel about Trump — to go to the White House, I shouldn't be denied that just because you did it."
BRZEZINSKI: "No. Actually, I don’t think that applies. The reasons why these players didn’t go are so much more important than getting a free trip to the White House. Come on! Stick with your team."