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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

MLB umpire Dale Scott comes out as gay in quietest way possible

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“My thought process was,” Scott told Outsports in his first interview on the subject, “is that there’s a story about my career and how I got started in umpiring and they’re talking to people I have known since junior high and it didn’t seem right to have a whole story and pictures without a picture of Mike and I, someone who’s been with me through this entire process. We met the October after my first year in the big leagues.
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“I realized that it could open a Pandora’s Box, but this is not a surprise to Major League Baseball, the people I work for. It’s not a surprise to the umpire staff. Until Mike and I got married last November, he was my same-sex domestic partner and had his own MLB I.D. and was on my insurance policy.
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“I figured it all out when I was 19. My coming out process was very simple. One day I just said to myself: ‘I get it, you’re gay. Now it all makes sense.’ I realized this is who I was and what I was. I decided I can do one of two things—I can lie to myself and be miserable the rest of my life or I can accept who I am, understanding that I’ve got to play the game. This is 1979. I might have to have a ‘beard’ or not talk about personal things. I understood that there was a game that had to be played in the game of life as a gay man in 1979, but I also understood who I was and what I was and it wasn’t like some long-drawn out process.

“I wasn’t going to look at myself every day for the rest of my life and lie. That to me would be a miserable existence.”

 

gimme five bees for a STEAGLES Posted: December 02, 2014 at 07:55 PM | 16 comment(s)
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