The White Sox held a moment of silence before their game against the Twins on Monday and canceled the Fourth of July fireworks planned for postgame after a mass shooting at a suburban Chicago Independence Day parade left six people dead and at least 24 injured.
Pitcher Liam Hendriks was asked about the shooting and he had a lot to get off his chest.
“Something needs to change,” Hendriks told reporters. “Something needs to be done, something needs to happen, because there’s way too many people losing their lives.
“It’s not only about the people that lose their lives. The families of that, the tragedy they go through, the entire community when people are concerned about leaving the house, concerned about doing the day-to-day things of going to work or any number of these things.”
The White Sox released a statement Monday that expressed the organization’s “deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the innocent victims of [Monday’s] horrific shooting and all of those who have been affected by this tragedy.”