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Friday, July 18, 2014

Instinct Magazine: Legendary Baseball Player Yogi Berra Comes Out Swinging For Gay Athletes In The MLB

Not as pithy, but as wise as any Yogiism he’s ever said (or didn’t):

In 1947, my first year in the majors, Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby also came in. They didn’t have it easy. But they changed the game for good, and for the good of our country. They made the game about equality and respect, the way it should be.

That’s why I’m proud and thrilled that Major League Baseball and Athlete Ally are making baseball even fairer, and better. Their alliance is in the spirit of what we teach young people at our Museum & Learning Center. And it’s in the spirit of our Museum partnership with Athlete Ally that began with our exhibit “Allyship” last year, highlighting major moments in the struggle for equality in sports.

Respect the game. Respect others. That’s what I always learned in sports. Treat everyone the same. That’s how it should be. The inclusion and acceptance for the LGBT community is no different.

Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: July 18, 2014 at 08:39 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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