While Fickface remains a ########.
It’s admirable that Fick raised the topic, even if his opinion is just as repugnant:
“I can’t meet gays in… I don’t want a gay athlete, baseball player, in my clubhouse. It would be ... uncomfortable for me,” said Fick, who also dropped a crude anti-gay slur twice in the first 20 minutes of the show, later couching his statements with “I have some gay friends and it’s all good.”
The actual good news was, the Weavers didn’t agree.
“Just let ‘em be whatever they are. As long as they can hit or pitch, come on in,” Jeff Weaver said.
The best news was, Jered Weaver probably will be playing baseball for a long time, and would have some influence once an active major leaguer finally comes out. This is what he said:
“If you’re hitting .300 with 40 and 140, bring ‘em on, you know?”
“I think it would just be a shock at first, but it’s still your teammate in the long run.”
“They worked just as hard as us to get up to where we’re at.”
It’s not utopian, but at least it’s practical. Fick backed down a little, saying he probably would get used to having a gay teammate. He’s done playing, so we’ll never know. Young added a wince-inducing: “As long as he’s not trying to crack my back in the shower…” before following up with “To me, people are people so it doesn’t bother me.”
Posted: January 31, 2013 at 05:48 AM | 215 comment(s)
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