Skip to comments.Billy Bean hired by MLB as Ambassador For Inclusion,will lead gay inclusion program
Posted on 07/16/2014 5:22:11 AM PDT by massmike
Major League Baseball has hired openly gay former ballplayer Billy Bean as their new Ambassador For Inclusion. Bean's job will be to assure all MLB stakeholders of an inclusive and equitable workplace and provide awareness and educational resources that help mandate the league's workplace code of conduct.
"It's ironic that I am returning to baseball to help erase the same reason I left," Bean told Outsports in an exclusive interview. Bean left baseball in 1995 shortly after his then-partner passed away. Bean skipped his partner's funeral to play in a game for the Padres, lest someone discover he was gay.
(Excerpt) Read more at outsports.com ...
I fervently hope that the celebration of sodomy will see the end of professional sports as we know it.
If I made half the noise they did about my heterosexuality, Mrs. Vigilanteman would have me sleeping on the couch!
Let’s just call him what he is - their resident gaystapo enforcer
Will he now be known as the “other” Billy Beane?
Bye, bye, professional perverted sports leagues.
Now how long will it be before colleges accepting federal funding must have their sports teams met a queer quota?
Did the players, coaches, and owners have a vote on this? If so, I would like to see the results. I have already written off Pro Basketball and Football. I guess baseball will be next.
Will MLB hire a doctor familiar with HIV to visit all the teams too? How about someone to promote polygamy, bestiality and incest?
Maybe MLB should hire someone to help erase the heterophobia that the homosexual lobby has?
It should say he's a switch-hitter!
Over eight seasons he appeared in 272 games, batting .226 with five dingers and 53 RBIs. I don't think being gay had anyhthing to do with the end of his career.* **
*: I'm not demeaning his career, it's a tremendous accomplishment to reach the majors period. But i don't think his sexual preference (some might say perversion) caused his release from pro ball.
**: A first I thought this was Billy Beane, the A's GM.
When will Major League baseball have the first annual NAMBLA day?
It seems that people are starting to lose interest in professional sports. Too much political correctness, too many showboating antics, ridiculous player salaries, high priced tickets, performance enhancing drugs, and last but not least the excessive use of advertising. At some point it all just becomes a turn off.
The ambassador will be deepthroating bats and sitting on balls. Can become Obama’s body man after that.
You’d think the whole pitcher-catcher analogy would be enough.
I totally agree with you, there’s an excess of excess at every corner. I used to be an avid sports fan, knowing who all the players were, their pertinent statistics, the standings of all the teams. Now it’s just a diversion with a couple of beers at happy hour time, I’m not emotionally invested in any team, not worth my time or effort. But I am forced to support the sports empire through my tax $ and cable bills.
Pro sports is becoming a vulgar display of egos. Just saying.
And when will their gay stats end up on their baseball cards?
That is disgusting!
What the hell difference should it be what you do in the bedroom if you can really good at baseball? Just shut up and play. We don’t need to know you are a homosexual. If that choice is more important to you then a career in Pro Ball then so be it. Good riddance........
As I have said in the past, prepare yourselves for homosexual day in at least one major sport. It could very well be baseball but uniforms will be changed throughout the sport in a similar fashion to how NFL players wear pink for a month. You will also have homosexuals, perhaps a married couple, throw the first pitch prior to a game. President Elizabeth Warren will likely attend at least one game and say that the homosexuals are the true image of what a man should be.
wonder if these professional leagues are being threatened by uncle Obama.
Nice league you have there....would be a shame if something should happen to it
MLB is really sad that the NFL and NBA beat them to the punch with their first openly gay players. But the nature of MLB has many more problems with something like this, there is so much more focus on judged individual ability and so hard to get to the highest level. I mean if he’s a position player there is going to be 4-6 at bats where the ump has to judge balls and strikes, throwing inside, getting drilled, whatever. And everyone is going to be watching for supposed non-neutral calls one way or the other.
Like the player getting a 95-mph fastball in his ear.
This will likely diminish MLB’s fan base.
Gag a maggot.
Nowadays with pitch f/x and other systems they will able to tell if the umps are being unreasonably favorable or unfavorable to certain players. How many balls where called when they were really strikes or how many strikes when they were really balls depending on if you pitch or are a position player. Veterans and rookies have always been called somewhat differently, a gay rookie or veteran that comes out will be scrutinized even more.
As far as a pitcher moving someone’s feet or intentionally sticking someone, yeah that’s going to be a big bag of worms. Absolutely never throwing in to a certain guy for fear of what might be read into it if you hit him, that will certainly allow him to dive out over the plate after whatever he wants.
I am completely disgusted. My 12 year-old son adores Angels baseball. Why does this element have to be introduced into it? Can’t there be anything that’s nonsexual? As somebody else put it on this thread:
JUST SHUT UP AND PLAY!
They say they want me to stay out of their bedroom, but they then insist on entering my living room and having sex there. I’m beginning to think that 5000 years of anti-homosexual laws existed to allow the other 99% to live in quiet!
I’m 56, and I’ve managed to go thru my entire life without ever walking up to a stranger and saying, “Hi! I’m hetero, and I get turned on by a good looking woman’s body....accept me for who I am!”
Very soon, I anticipate. Obama is preparing to issue an executive order forbidding all recipients of federal funding, including universities, from "discriminating" against homosexual behavior. And we all know that you can only prove you don't "discriminate" by meeting a quota.
LOL! You've got a point there. And we're roughly the same vintage agewise.
FWIW, my Mrs. is so shy that we will be out driving in traffic and I'll mention wanting to make whoopie when we get home. She will give me a dirty look and say "Shut up! There are other people around!"
Fortunately, she is a lot more open about it when we're alone. But the point is that we can stay out of people's faces and quietly do our thing in privacy.
Absolutely correct! Cannot fathom why:
1. The NFL has to wear pink during October.
2. Showboating players act as if they have saved the village from a rogue elephant after a tackle, 10 yard reception, TD, basket, homerun.
3. Players can act as if they are superhuman for making a slam dunk (on a basket one foot higher than their arms reach) but whine like babies if they hear the "N" word.
4. Tickets prices, parking and concessions for a family of four at any pro sporting event rival the amount usually spent on a vacation.
5. Present day parks, arenas and stadiums look like Little League ballparks with all the advertising on fences, let alone the rings around the arena and stadium, ice, uniforms and TV timeouts. Even pro golfers look like NASCAR drivers with all the sponsorship logos on their shirts and caps.
“Showboating players act as if they have saved the village from a rogue elephant after a tackle, 10 yard reception, TD, basket, homerun.”
Not that there isn’t too much celebratory buffoonery in MLB, but it’s so much less than the other sports. The reason you don’t see someone capering down to first and making choke signs to the pitcher after drawing a walk is that no one wants 90+ anywhere much less your eye socket. Hit a homerun in the first inning and moonwalk around the bases and see what happens. Maybe not to you, and maybe not that day or even that series, but eventually retaliation happens.
The NFL has 16 regular season games, each one is so important that the cool players can’t police the jerkwads because of penalties, a million camera angles and modern officiating. So you have 300lb behemoths falling on a loose ball and getting up and breaking out the fruity gyrating and chest pounding displays. And they could do it all day long, nothing is going to happen to them that doesn’t normally happen.
Far too many present day athletes have no class.
You are correct that MLB has far fewer instances of celebratory gestures, but when I was playing no one stood at home plate and watched a homerun sail over the fences or they would have been delivered some chin music next plate appearance.
Beanball takes on a whole new meaning.
Can I use it in a sentence? Sure... "Fred you looked faaaabulous in that dress at the Beanball yesterday."
Oh yeah, standing at the plate and watching your ball leave for seconds bothers me, unless it’s down the line or something and you are watching if it’s foul or a homer. Players occasionally still get thrown at for being egregious with it, but admiration for your homer is WAAAAY more common than it used to be. Sticking someone the next at bat after they homered off you is bush league too, and that used to be way more common as well.
I also don’t like the fruity walk off celebration thing, but at least that’s the last play of the game. Should still save it for the clubhouse and let the fans do the crazy capering.
Is he a pitcher or a catcher?
Yeah that will help stem the declining ratings for baseball. /s
but when I was playing no one stood at home plate and watched a homerun sail over the fences or they would have been delivered some chin music next plate appearance.
...anyone deliberately aiming a baseball at someone’s head due to miffed feelings is, in my estimation, lower than whale dung...
Your list is a good one. I wish I would have thought to add the outrageous concession prices to my list. They’re downright insulting.
And then there are the various “convenience fees” when ordering tickets on line and the high parking fees at the stadium when you arrive.
Its all becoming a giant scam. There’s a sucker born every minute.
Can it be long before the bases or foul lines are painted in trendy new pastels? lol
I lost interest because of the problems that you cite many years ago. The only sports I watch now are hockey which is not so politically correct and tennis which I don’t find to be too far gone either. When I was growing up tennis was considered to be a sissy (faggot) sport. I was in the sporting goods business and that led me to take up tennis at 40 years of age. I found out that it was not a sissy sport and was very grueling. I still play competitively at 73 years old.
I like your line about “allowing him to dive over the plate
after whatever he wants”.
Somehow I missed that part of the Brad Pitt movie.