Daniel Murphy Will Miss Mets’ Historic LGBT Pride Night … Or Will He?
February 19 / Rick Chandler / SportsGrid
Daniel Murphy is a rabid Jesus Christ enthusiast and one of those people who doesn't like other men getting too close behind him at the ATM. He is also an ex-New York Met, which is all for the best, considering the latest big news.
Remember last season when Billy Bean, Major League Ambassador for Inclusion, and a gay man, visited the Mets and gave a speech? Murphy famously gave a subsequent interview in which he said "I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual." Um, and I disagree with the fact that the sky is full of stars. What kind of faulty emergency generator powers your brain, Murphy?
Anyway, the Mets dumped Murphy (for unrelated reasons) this offseason, and he then signed a three-year, $37 million with the Washington Nationals. So sadly, Murphy will miss the Mets playing host to LGBT Pride Night at Citi Field this season. It's the first such night hosted by a major NY sports team.
Or will he? The Mets have not yet announced the date of the event. So, what if it's April 17, 18 or 19, when, let's see who's in town -- oh, the Nationals!
That would be so awesome.
New York Post:
The Mets will unveil details (including the date) at a press conference Tuesday, with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Rep. Steve Israel and LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick.
“I’m proud to be making this announcement — one, as a lifelong Met fan, and two, we get to beat the Yankees on this,” Kilmnick joked to us.
He added that the team’s “making sure that everyone is welcomed and celebrated at Citi Field.”
Over 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans are expected at Pride Night, he said, and a portion of all ticket sales will go the LGBT Network’s anti-bullying programs.
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