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I'd be shocked if the Orioles were the only team to get this sort of response. I'd assume that all thirty teams received something similar.
Some early comments on the Orioles official Facebook page read: “I won’t wear purple to stick up for LGBT youth I think less of your organization for promoting the lifestyle ... why can’t it just be against bullying young people for any reason” and “Just win baseball games OK.”
some fans of the Baltimore Orioles
couldn’t understand why their O’s were supporting the LGBT cause instead of “stick[ing] to baseball
I'd be intrigued to ask that subset of Orioles (or any other team) fans whether they're OK with clubs constantly showing support for our troops instead of sticking to baseball, football, etc. Just as a test of how deep that "sticking to [sport]" argument goes for them.
Braves fans were also idiots.
Is it related to actual social concern by a specific member of MLB HQ or internal market research that suggested differentiating baseball from sports viewed as well, shall we say less accepting of the non-macho - football, basketball, hockey and soccer - where player and fan comments regarding sexual orientation are open, rather coarse and more prevalent?
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