Curt Schilling: So You're A Gay Athlete? Who Cares?!
The former major league baseball pitcher doesn't see the issue with having gay teammates.
It appears that baseball may be on track to having an open door policy when it comes to gay athletes. That is if you go according to the numerous baseball players that have revealed their level of comfort playing with gay teammates. The only stipulation, they must know how to play--that makes sense. Former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling -- who pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros throughout his career -- took to Twitter with his thoughts. "Also, I've never understood this 'issue' with gay players? Who cares?" he said. "I know I played with some, their sexual orientation never had much to do with how they hit with RISP, or pitched in late and close situations, why the hell would what they do in the bedroom ever matter?"Who Are The Best Black Running Backs Of All Time?
His view was echoed by many other baseball players like now-retired Jeff Weaver, who pitched for the Detroit Rogers, and his younger brother Jared Weaver, currently of the Los Angeles Angels.
Chris Culliver of the 49ers kicked off the controversy, putting his foot in his mouth and proclaiming that he "don't do the gay guys man." Well, he's since been enrolled in sensitivity training before beginning volunteer work with various LGBT youth advocacy groups. He's surely ecstatic about that experience. Maybe football players will follow suit and begin to change perspectives? (Huffington Post)