Major League Baseball has suspended Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell for two weeks. The suspension comes in response to allegations that the coach made highly inappropriate comments (including homophobic comments) and gestures toward fans during a game at San Francisco on Easter. McDowell apologized for transgressions without admitting to anything in particular.
Meanwhile, another fan has come forward with a much more discreet letter obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle. He confirms much of what the publicity-seeking accuser claimed, but he stopped short of accusing McDowell of homophobic epithets or slurs. But the fan was equally disgusted by the display put on by said publicity seeker and Gloria Allred last week. From Gwen Knapp's column:
Todd Achondo says he will not hire Gloria Allred or any other attorney to present his case against Atlanta pitching coach Roger McDowell. He can't imagine reenacting graphic sexual gestures in front of a camera while his young sons sit nearby, as Allred and client Justin Quinn did during a news conference attended by Quinn's 9-year-old twin daughters.
Amen, brother. Amen.