(This story was published in 2003).
By: Billy Bean with Chris Bull
(From "Going the Other Way: Lesson From a Life In and Out of Major-League Baseball."
Reprinted by permission of the author. Copyright 2003. From Marlow and Company publishers).
(Editor's note: This is an excerpt from Billy Bean's new book "Going the Other Way." We pick up the story in San Diego in 1993 when Bean is playing for the San Diego Padres. He has just moved in to a condo with Sam Madani, an Iranian who fled the downfall of the Shah and settled in the U.S. The two had met a short time before at a Maryland health club and agreed to live together discreetly. Bean had just separated from his wife. Madani would die of complication from AIDS in 1995).