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MLB unveils Marjory Stoneman Douglas caps teams will wear Friday (pic)

Major League Baseball on Wednesday tweeted out an image of the caps all 30 teams will wear in memory of the 17 students and faculty slain last week during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.

Major League Baseball announced earlier this week that every team will honor the victims by wearing Stoneman Douglas caps on Friday before spring training games, along with the option to wear them during the game as well.

“It’s a tragedy. It was a tragedy that hit the state of Florida, where we have two teams, but obviously has very specific baseball connections,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said. “Really a very strong sentiment among the clubs that this was the appropriate thing to do immediately.”

The mass shooting hit extremely close to home for Anthony Rizzo, who grew up in Parkland, Fla., and attended Stoneman Douglas. The Chicago Cubs first baseman praised the league’s efforts to honor the memory of the victims, saying, “I think it’s awesome.”

MLB.com notes that players across the league will be signing the caps, which then will be auctioned off to raise money for the Broward Education Foundation, which in turn will benefit the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.