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MLB investigating homophobic slur
Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT | unattributed

Posted on 09/17/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

TORONTO (AP) -- Major League Baseball is checking reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish.

Pictures posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed at any person in particular.

MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed the...

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TOPICS: Canada; Cuba; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: baseball; canada; cuba; homosexualagenda; torontobluejays; yunelescobar
"Homophobic slur" reported as fact -- no "alleged" and no way to judge whether it was anything at all, much less a "slur" against homosexuals or whether there was anything irrationally fearful about it.
1 posted on 09/17/2012 8:08:16 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

"you're a faggot"

2 posted on 09/17/2012 8:12:04 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Hunton Peck
Perhaps it was misinterpreted as “Blew gays.”
3 posted on 09/17/2012 8:12:21 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Hunton Peck
That's what pisses me off about the Amish...They always show their hand......../s
4 posted on 09/17/2012 8:14:14 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Hunton Peck

*sigh* when does it stop?


5 posted on 09/17/2012 8:16:34 PM PDT by cardinal4 (RageBoy for DNC Chair!)
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To: hole_n_one

Who was he talking to, and was it true? jus sayin..


6 posted on 09/17/2012 8:17:20 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: Hunton Peck

Maybe he was trying to COMPLIMENT the other players. “Congratulations, you are a homosexual!” Gay pride, you know.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 8:17:30 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Hunton Peck

The witchhunt has begun.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 8:18:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

What does it read when he looks in the mirror?


9 posted on 09/17/2012 8:20:03 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

“Diversity Central, we’ve got a problem...”/s;)


10 posted on 09/17/2012 8:20:05 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Hunton Peck

No way he wrote that himself. I suspect someone was having a little jike at his expense.

At least.....that’s the story he oughta stick to....


11 posted on 09/17/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: JoeDetweiler

“Jike” being a homosexual dogwhistle for.....dogwhistle.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 8:22:08 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: hole_n_one

So, when the AP says “[t]he slur did not appear to be directed at any person in particular”, they’re saying he called everyone a faggot, I guess...


13 posted on 09/17/2012 8:23:33 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: hole_n_one

Homophobic shouldn’t even be a word.


14 posted on 09/17/2012 8:25:39 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: hole_n_one

Actually, the message refers to a British meatball commonly made of pork offal.

(look it up. :)


15 posted on 09/17/2012 8:27:23 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: justlurking

And in the scheme of this fallout political season with our national debt in the trillions, jihadists killing innocent people, WHO REALLY GIVES A RAT’S A**.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 8:33:47 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Moonman62
Homophobic shouldn’t even be a word.

I guess homophobic is supposed to mean an abnormal fear of homos.

17 posted on 09/17/2012 8:36:54 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Isabel C.

“I guess homophobic is supposed to mean an abnormal fear of homos.”

But in practical parlance today, it means: Anyone who disagrees with a liberal.


18 posted on 09/17/2012 8:42:22 PM PDT by LaserJock
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To: Hunton Peck

Well, about the only way one would really spot this is if they were trying to look deep into his eyes.....
And read Spanish - should not affect non Spanish speaking (reading) people.
Then again, maybe he was ‘advertising’

Much ado about nothing.


19 posted on 09/17/2012 8:43:49 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Hunton Peck

Without my glasses I thought the headline said “hoplophobic slur.” For a moment, there was hope.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 8:43:58 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: hole_n_one

Tu eres maricon... you are queer. I thought there was nothing wrong with that... so why the outcry?


21 posted on 09/17/2012 8:46:41 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Moonman62

Strictly speaking, wouldn’t “homophobic” mean “fear of oneself”?


22 posted on 09/17/2012 8:49:50 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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To: hole_n_one
What does it read when he looks in the mirror?

NOCIRAM ERE UT

23 posted on 09/17/2012 8:55:15 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (..daed si luaP)
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To: Hunton Peck

Really. Lots of guys his age use “You’re gay” to tell others that their effort is less than 100% or weak. I had to caution my ESL students not to say “That’s gay” for “That’s illogical” or “That’s silly” .


24 posted on 09/17/2012 8:55:26 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

I also taught them to use the word “foppish” just to throw the PC police off.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 8:58:11 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: VanShuyten

That’s dandyphobic!


26 posted on 09/17/2012 9:01:06 PM PDT by Hunton Peck ("Blasphemy" is to Islam as "swiftboating" is to Democrats: The speaking of truth to liars.)
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'You homo!'

27 posted on 09/17/2012 9:03:34 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

:-D )))

Classic scene.


28 posted on 09/17/2012 9:05:25 PM PDT by RichInOC (...Phi Kappa Sigma, Beta Rho '87..."Look at those gazongas! You'll never get a better chance.")
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To: Hunton Peck

Most protected group in the world!

Gay Muslim Terrorists!


29 posted on 09/17/2012 9:06:41 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: All

I don’t know which one I detest more, baseball or the Asspress.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 9:14:38 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Hunton Peck

But id Mel Brooks, Dom DeLouise or anyone else in Hollywood did the same it would be OK.


31 posted on 09/17/2012 9:20:10 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Charles Henrickson
At first glance,knowing you as I do, I was somewhat disappointed with your strictly literal response, then I saw that you didn't fail to deliver with your tagline.

Nicely played!

32 posted on 09/17/2012 9:24:54 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Charles Henrickson

LOL! Good stuff.


33 posted on 09/17/2012 9:30:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The United States of America apologizing to knuckledragging, cavedwelling Neandethals. Whodda thunk!)
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To: hole_n_one

I can’t come up with an explanation other than he misspelled “yo soy”.


34 posted on 09/17/2012 9:43:41 PM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: Isabel C.

Not to sound scholarly, but from the Greek, “homos” means the same, and “phobos” means fear.

“Homophobic” in current use is Frankenslang. Properly parsed, “homophobia” would mean “irrational fear of those having the same qualities as oneself.”

Me, I’m not afraid of other conservative heterosexual G-d fearing gun owning FReepers.

;^)


35 posted on 09/17/2012 10:04:26 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("Free speech is more important than Islam.")
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To: Hunton Peck

I think he misspelled “American”.


36 posted on 09/17/2012 10:05:59 PM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: elcid1970
Properly parsed, “homophobia” would mean “irrational fear of those having the same qualities as oneself.”

Or fear of one's self. "I scared myself"

37 posted on 09/17/2012 10:08:27 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Never heard of that term before...and i work here in fudgepacker central of West hollywood.


38 posted on 09/17/2012 10:17:48 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Ken H

Ironically Tom Hulce IS gay!


39 posted on 09/17/2012 10:31:15 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: Moonman62

A more accurate word is “homonausic” — not afraid of homosexuals, just sick of them.


40 posted on 09/17/2012 10:43:44 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Hunton Peck

In the Latin cultures, whether it’s a slur depends on who is pitching and who is catching.


41 posted on 09/17/2012 11:15:26 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: hole_n_one

i thought it was wonderful to be queer now so what is the problemo?


42 posted on 09/18/2012 5:03:03 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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