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Former Owner of Pittsburgh Pirates Comes Out
abc news ^ | 9-24-12 | abby ellin

Posted on 09/24/2012 4:01:43 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

By Abby Ellin Sep 22, 2012 9:19pm Former Owner of Pittsburgh Pirates Comes Out Email 10 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print

(Image credit: Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Kevin McClatchy, the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, has an announcement: He’s gay.

After years of soul searching and hiding his sexuality, McClatchy, now 49, came out to the New York Times.

In the interview, McClatchy, who was the public face of the Pirates for 11 years, said that he felt obligated to go public.

“I’ve spent 30 years — or whatever the number is specifically — not talking about my personal life, lying about my personal life,” he said. “There’s no way I want to go into the rest of my existence and ever have to hide my personal life again.”

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexualagenda; mcclatchy; pirate; whocares; whooppeedamndoo
whooppee damn doo.

And the rest of us will spend another 30 years of our lives not talking about our social lives.

1 posted on 09/24/2012 4:01:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Who cares? I don’t run up and down the street and call press conferences to announce my heterosexuality. For Pete’s sake, can’t we catch a break from this incessant agenda?


2 posted on 09/24/2012 4:03:57 PM PDT by Nordic Breed
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To: TurboZamboni

the “pirates”?! the jokes write themselves...


3 posted on 09/24/2012 4:04:19 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TurboZamboni

Its none of our business what they do in their bedrooms so why the hell do they have to tell us.


4 posted on 09/24/2012 4:04:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TurboZamboni

It will come to surprise those in this particular victim class that I frankly don’t give a damn about their sex life.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 4:06:56 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: TurboZamboni

6 posted on 09/24/2012 4:11:16 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: griswold3

Argggg!


7 posted on 09/24/2012 4:12:02 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: TurboZamboni

Comes out of what?


8 posted on 09/24/2012 4:12:51 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: TurboZamboni

yech keep away from me, God only knows where his hands have been


9 posted on 09/24/2012 4:14:53 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: TurboZamboni

exactly


10 posted on 09/24/2012 4:15:08 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: FourtySeven

I really don’t think it matters to anyone. He’s not that attractive.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 4:15:39 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: longtermmemmory

Okay, I’ll say it....BUTT PIRATE!


12 posted on 09/24/2012 4:17:55 PM PDT by BreezyDog (PLAN A: A Peaceful Restoration of the Republic.....PLAN B: A Restoration of the Republic)
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To: TurboZamboni

Pitcher or catcher?

[I don’t really want to know. The joke was there.]


13 posted on 09/24/2012 4:18:36 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: DIRTYSECRET
I really don’t think it matters to anyone. He’s not that attractive.

You know you want him.


14 posted on 09/24/2012 4:24:17 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: TurboZamboni
WGAF?

The world's going to hell and this is all abc news can come up with?

The Kenyan must go.

15 posted on 09/24/2012 4:31:14 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: BreezyDog

brings up an interesting issue with sexual harassment suits and the locker room when the owner visited.


16 posted on 09/24/2012 4:33:08 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nordic Breed
For Pete’s sake, can’t we catch a break from this incessant agenda?

No.

Their sex life is their life. And, all of us need to hear about it. I used to not care at all about gay people. They lived their lives, I lived mine.

Now, they are constantly in my face, which means I have to think about them and decide what I think about them. Well, I don't like them; I consider them bullies.

17 posted on 09/24/2012 4:34:44 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: ex91B10

this is a distraction in order to have conservatives and voters talk about ANYTHING else.


18 posted on 09/24/2012 4:35:11 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Nordic Breed
I don’t run up and down the street and call press conferences to announce my heterosexuality.

Maybe you should....maybe we all should!

I've kept this horrible secret for all these years and I just can't live like this anymore. I am a heterosexual American! I can't help it. I am biologically a man and I love women. God made me this way and I am tired hiding in the closet!

There...I've said it and I feel so much better!!!!
19 posted on 09/24/2012 4:46:56 PM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: TurboZamboni

I’ve never stated it publicly before, but today I’m coming out as a heterosexual man! Anyone else want to join me in this act of courage?


20 posted on 09/24/2012 4:49:11 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Gay History month has a new item: gay owners produce horrible baseball teams.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 4:49:45 PM PDT by relictele
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To: TurboZamboni


22 posted on 09/24/2012 4:55:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TurboZamboni

I see he came out to a like minded audience in the nest of homosexuals known as the New York Times.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 4:58:12 PM PDT by xp38
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To: TurboZamboni

Who cares why do I have to know go away and be happy and leave me alone.


24 posted on 09/24/2012 4:59:51 PM PDT by funfan
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I am SO proud of you and slumber1, what brave and courageous people you are! Especially knowing how you will be attacked and ridiculed for this!

You’ve inspired me... I’m a heterosexual woman! How liberating! I’m straight, I’m straight, I’m straight! I will now start every conversation letting people know I am straight! Woohoo!!!

I’m still scared to call and tell my mother...I don’t know what she will think if I call and tell her this.

I think I will save it for the Thanksgiving family gathering, I will announce it to the WHOLE family!


25 posted on 09/24/2012 5:04:22 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: TurboZamboni

Well, we know what kind of “pirate” he is, anyway.


26 posted on 09/24/2012 5:14:12 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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27 posted on 09/24/2012 5:35:52 PM PDT by randita
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To: Chode

Oh my.

I tried to find another S. Clay Wilson pirate that would be safe to post here....but I failed.


28 posted on 09/24/2012 5:52:28 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: eddie willers
“I’ve spent 30 years — or whatever the number is specifically — not talking about my personal life...

And you could have gone another 30, Sparky, and nobody would have cared. I forget who said but it's been observed this used to be "the love that dare not speak its name", but now it's the love which just won't shut up.

29 posted on 09/24/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: eddie willers
yeah... and that is WITH the safe search turned on!!! this one is about it
30 posted on 09/24/2012 6:06:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TurboZamboni

WGAS?

So there is a homosexual millionaire baseball owner.

Marge Schott was a cranky old woman....and George Steinbrenner was a hard ass who liked his scotch.

Neither one of them told us how they liked their sex. Nobody cared. The same principle applies here.


31 posted on 09/24/2012 6:13:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: TurboZamboni
Well, we always knew his team sucked.Truth be known that's what most here suspected back then.

I could easily lived the rest of my life without this information and been happy.

Why can't 'the love that can't speak it's name' just STFU? Oh, that's right, because it's a narcissistic personality disorder, it's all about them.

32 posted on 09/24/2012 7:47:12 PM PDT by Eagles6 (DNC 2012 Convention: Celebrating infanticide and sodomy. Denying God.What could possibly go wrong?)
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To: Nordic Breed

” ‘news’ you can’t use”


33 posted on 09/25/2012 4:44:50 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

Is this the pirate who visited the White Hut recently?


34 posted on 09/25/2012 4:50:15 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: TurboZamboni

His next announcement will be about a pee wee baseball team he is starting to use his experience and knowledge “for the children”


35 posted on 09/25/2012 5:24:14 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: wetgundog

Ahay Matey! Prepare to be boarded! Fabulous!


36 posted on 09/25/2012 7:23:34 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Irenic

You’re a very brave woman! Congratulations!!


37 posted on 09/25/2012 7:56:05 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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