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Friday, April 06, 2018

Billy Bean and Torey Lovullo’s Friendship

Nice story about the friendship between Billy Bean (not Beane), the gay former player and current MLB front office exec, and Torey Lovullo, the DBacks manager.

Blastin Posted: April 06, 2018 at 03:26 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. dlf Posted: April 06, 2018 at 04:22 PM (#5649428)
Billy Beane should never have written ... oh, wait.

Great article about a friendship based on baseball but transcending it too. As the father of someone in the LGBT community, I am both encouraged by things like this and also look forward to the day when a gay and straight man in baseball can be friends without it being semi-newsworthy.
   2. Omineca Greg Posted: April 07, 2018 at 12:27 AM (#5649617)
Good article.
   3. ReggieThomasLives Posted: April 07, 2018 at 01:20 PM (#5649692)
Billy: You realize of course that we could never be friends.
Torey: Why not?
Billy: What I'm saying is — and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form — is that straight and gay men can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way.
Torey: That's not true. I have a number of gay friends and there is no sex involved.
Billy: No you don't.
Torey: Yes I do.
Billy: No you don't.
Torey: Yes I do.
Billy: You only think you do.
Torey: You say I'm having sex with these men without my knowledge?
Billy: No, what I'm saying is they all want to have sex with you.
Torey: They do not.
Billy: Do too.
Torey: They do not.
Billy: Do too.
Torey: How do you know?
Billy: Because no gay man can be friends with a man that he finds attractive. He always wants to have sex with him.
Torey: So you're saying that a gay man can be friends with a man he finds unattractive?
Billy: No, you pretty much want to nail 'em too.
Torey: What if they don't want to have sex with you?
Billy: Doesn't matter because the sex thing is already out there so the friendship is ultimately doomed and that is the end of the story.
Torey: Well, I guess we're not going to be friends then.
Billy: Guess not.
Torey: That's too bad. You were the only person that I knew in New York City.
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 07, 2018 at 03:47 PM (#5649756)
Leter in the movie:

Lovullo fakes an orgasm
Billy: I'll have who he's having.
   5. dlf Posted: April 07, 2018 at 04:48 PM (#5649778)
Leter in the movie:


I think you misspelled Jeter.

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