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Somewhere in the recesses of the mind of Francesa, there is a list of the greatest homosexual catchers, ever. Today, a caller asked him where he’d rank Mike Piazza.
Daniel Hernandez, the intern who held Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords upright and alive in the minutes after a crazed gunman shot her in the head, will be throwing out the first pitch at tomorrow night’s MLB All-Star game.
There is added significance here, because Hernandez is Mexican-American and gay. He’ll be ceremoniously beginning an All-Star game for a sport that isn’t the friendliest to gay people, and will be doing so in a state that isn’t the friendliest to people with Hispanic-sounding names.
A video featuring an unidentified male cheerleader nicknamed “Extremely Coquettish Brother” was a hit in the CNN newsroom. Let’s all enjoy this heaping helping of sass.
So you’re a gay guy in a gay recreational softball league. Your team makes it to the semifinals, but you lose. The team you lost to has three or four very good players who made some key plays that led to your defeat. You want to move on from the loss (this is a recreational league, after all), but you can’t shake this weird feeling you have. Something about these three or four really good players seems a bit… off.
With New York State’s passage of a bill allowing same-sex marriages in the state on Friday night, it was only a matter of time before athletes were asked about their opinions on homosexuality in sports.
It may come as a shock to you, but David Tyree isn’t the first athlete to say something inflammatory about the gay community. Here’s a quick rundown.
The San Francsico Giants have made a video for the “It Gets Better” campaign, which aims to curb the bullying of gay and transgender youth.
NBA Hall of Famer and current TNT analyst Charles Barkley said today that he has played on at least two NBA teams that had gay players. Furthermore, he didn’t care.