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Wow, Will Clark was a dick?
Did they use those terms 25 years ago?
The words were stunning, but we knew we had to react like it was no big thing.
Sounds like he was there. And the word has been in use for well over 25 years. Can't say anything about if Clark agrees about the incident though.
It was pretty much the disparaging term for gay men throughout the '70s, when Clark was growing up.
I wouldn't be surprised if Clark said that, but it was a long time ago and he was a lot younger. He seems a lot more congenial now in middle age and it's possible he just grew up. Probable, really.
Speaking as someone who was in high school 25 years ago... yes, yes they did. A thousand times a day. If you were among a group of friends, calling someone a "fag" back then was about as common as calling someone "dude" is today.
agreed 100%, although fag was one thing, going full word "faggot" wasn't as common.
They stood lecturing us, using every “how to talk like an older white guy” cliché in the book.
I Was Tony Gwynn's Bat Boy
The last homestand of the season, Tony's official Nike catalog showed up in our locker one day, with a note in his familiar handwriting.
but it's not fully indicative of who he is/was as a person.
One day, one of the bat boys showed up wearing an earring. Bright gold and massive. The Giants were in town. During batting practice, Will Clark walked by and sneered, “Nice earring, faggot.”
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