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  •  dov - I think he wanted to make sure he was (4+ / 0-)
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    dov12348, Ian S, JDWolverton, susanala

    drafted by a team where the management and coaches would be supportive.

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 12:32:06 PM PST

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    •  Sounds like a good idea to me. (2+ / 0-)
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      Ken Williams is President of the Chicago White Sox and was the first African American GM in Major League Baseball. He is one of 7 baseball execs who told Ken Rosenthal on the record that they would not refuse to sign a player just because he is gay.

      Williams said that he and the White Sox are ready to take on the role of Branch Rickey and the Dodgers if a guy on their board would be the first out gay baseball player. He also said that any team that drafts an out gay player MUST be so willing.

      Like it or not, there will be media kerfuffles, nasty letters and death threats, teammates who are bigots. It is not fair to the player or the organization to draft an out gay man if you are not willing to have his back and deal with such issues.

      Just because you're not a drummer doesn't mean that you don't have to keep time. -- T. Monk

      by susanala on Wed Feb 12, 2014 at 02:20:39 PM PST

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