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The Giants made a powerful statement before their first game back in the Bay Area.

Several players and coaches took a knee during the national anthem, and shortstop Brandon Crawford stood between Jaylin Davis and Antoan Richardson, both of whom are Black, and put his hands on their shoulders. 

Manager Gabe Kapler took a knee, along with some members of his coaching staff. Outfielders Mike Yastrzesmki and Austin Slater were among the players who participated, holding their hats over their hearts. 

The Giants did not publicly disclose before this that they would do something before the anthem, but members of the organization at all levels have spent weeks talking about the need to continue supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

Davis penned a powerful blog post before camp started, one that was shared by many of his coaches and teammates on social media.

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