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Pitcher Brandon McCarthy takes on Dungy on gays

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We've long been fans of pitcher Brandon McCarthy, now with the New York Yankees, after he called out the inherent homophobia of "kiss cams" that showed two guys kissing with the intent of making...

Blue Jays say baseball ready for openly gay player

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Adam Lind, R.A. Dickey and Jose Bautista agree that the sport can handle an out player.

College World Series umpire Van Raaphorst is gay

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Bill Van Raaphorst has been openly gay in collegiate baseball umpiring for years.

Adorable Navy baseball players' 'Frozen' video

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How cute. A video of Navy baseball players Matt Kilby and Brad Borosak singing "Love Is An Open Door" from "Frozen" has gone viral, with nearly a million views. Kilby, a pitcher, is driving, and...

Players say baseball ready for openly gay player

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ESPN The Magazine interviewed 143 Major League Baseball players on a variety of subjects, including PED use, most overrated and underrated players, and this question on gay players: Do you agree...

David Ortiz would 'love' a gay teammate

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David Ortiz: "I love people the way they are. Especially if you are honest with yourself. You know what I'm saying? It's the (expletive) 21st century man. Get over it."

College catcher Matt Kaplon comes out as gay

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Applause and respect greeted Kaplon who found the strength to come out after reading the stories of other gay athletes.

College ballplayer Chandler Whitney comes out

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Whitney found complete acceptance from his Walla Walla Community College baseball team when he came out to them just days after his boyfriend, Conner Mertens, came out to his college football team.

St. Louis Cardinals 'gay butt sex team:' Wikipedia

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Some homophobe defaced the Wikipedia entry for the St. Louis Cardinals with gay slurs for much of the afternoon Monday. As Deadspin noted, this was a problem for anyone doing a Google search for...

Jason Collins, Billy Bean lead Dodgers' LGBT night

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The Los Angeles Dodgers won the National League West this season and capped off the regular season Friday night with an 11-0 win as they celebrated LGBT night out. NBA player Jason Collins threw...

Texas Rangers pitcher Robbie Ross in NOH8 campaign

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Brittany and Robbie Ross talk about being Christian and loving their LGBT friends in part because of their religious beliefs.

Dodgers to host LGBT Night Out Sept. 27

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will host an LGBT Night Out, Friday, Sept. 27, in a game against the Colorado Rockies. LGBT Night Out at Dodger Stadium will feature a celebrity throwing out the first...

Seattle Mariners to fly gay pride flag during game

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Action is first by a Major League Baseball team and comes during Seattle's pride parade.

5% Of MLB Players In Poll Know Of Gay Player

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ESPN the Magazine asks 110 players and six say they know of someone gay in the sport.

Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees did not have a sex-change operation

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Derek Jeter (Photo: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE) New York Yankees fans had a shock when they saw a status update on the team's Facebook page...

Baseball to add sexual orientation to nondiscrimination policy in new labor deal

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Major League Baseball and the players' union will add sexual orientation to its nondiscrimination policy as part of a new labor deal, the New York Daily News is reporting. From Andy Martino: The...

Billy Bean on meeting one of his heroes, gay serviceman Eric Alva

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Billy Bean, Eric Alva Over the past decade, I have watched with bated breath as our community fought to repeal the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”...

Los Angeles gay rights group slams Bud Selig for speaking before Boy Scouts gala

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Photo via Sodahead The Boy Scouts of America does not allow gays or lesbians to serve as scouts or scout leaders, saying it  "believes that...

Texas Rangers complete epic choke, lose World Series to Cardinals

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Game 6 hero David Freese Update: Game 7 was so blah that it's not worth a separate item. The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers,...

World Series, Rangers vs. Cardinals: Do you have a rooting interest?

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The World Series starts Wednesday with a matchup few expected -- the Texas Rangers vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. I can't say this is one to excite the senses. I will be rooting for the Rangers, the...

Brad Pitt does not play gay Billy Bean in "Moneyball," he plays straight Billy Beane

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The Billys: Bean and Beane Billy Bean and Billy Beane could not be more different. Yet they also...

Red Sox complete greatest Sept. choke in baseball history; Braves a close second

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The Boston Red Sox led the Tampa Bay Rays by nine games on Sept. 4. And last night the lead went poof and the Rays completed the biggest September comeback for a playoff spot in Major League...

Moment #54: Former Los Angeles Dodger Glenn Burke comes out

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Part of Outsports’ series on our 100 most important moments in gay sports history. Baseball, 1993: By the time former Major League Baseball player Glenn Burke came out publicly in interviews with...

Tip: It's not smart to streak a Little League game while carrying your cellphone

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Oliver S. Sullivan, 18, of Hingham, Mass., thought he had pulled off the perfect crime. But he forgot one key detail: Don't bring your cellphone with you when you're streaking. From MyFoxBoston: O...

Baseball announcer Ray Knight apologizes for saying 'sissy' on the air

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Ray Knight, a color analyst for the Washington Nationals and former Major League Baseball player and manager, apologized for using the word "sissy" during a June 5 telecast, the Washington Blade...

Baseball: Joe in Philly picks the Phillies

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Our good friend Joe Guckin posts his 2011 baseball predictions on his terrific The Joe in Philly Experience blog. And, shocker, he picks his hometown Philadelphia Phillies to win the National...

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