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Many Americans are angry about candidates and worried about the upcoming election, but baseball fans forgot about all that and focused on something more important – the World Series and American pride.

The first game of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians started with a display of patriotism.

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The field was decked out in all red, white, and blue for the opening ceremonies. It truly was a sight to behold and surely made many Americans proud.

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A number of fans noticed that not one player took a knee during the Anthem sung by “Fight Song” artist Rachel Platten. All players stood straight and had their hats to their chest and stood in silence. Exactly how it should be.

The NFL should take some notes from these teams on how to behave when the country’s National Anthem is played.

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The NFL should take some notes from these teams on how to behave when the country’s National Anthem is played.

Interesting enough, this World Series will break a racial barrier that many aren’t aware of.

The last time the Cubs were in the World Series, African Americans were not allowed to play baseball. So it seems only right to note that center fielder Dexter Fowler will be the first black Chicago Cub to start in a World Series game.

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And as if it was destined to happen, Fowler was the lead-off batter in Tuesday’s game, and because the Cubs are the away team, he will be the first Cub on the field.

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There are minorities in every sport in America, yet the NFL is seemingly the only sporting organization that has players sitting during the anthem.

Despite the racial history of baseball, these players understand that kneeling during the anthem is not the way – or the place- to address ongoing racial issues. Maybe NFL players should watch a few games and see how it’s supposed to be done.