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11

remember the last show about gay slurs and how sports figures shouldn’t be role models? Well another sports figure just raised the bar on both fronts!

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1 Response to “remember the last show about gay slurs and how sports figures shouldn’t be role models? Well another sports figure just raised the bar on both fronts!”


  1. April 29, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Whenever you hear someone say, “Wanna go to the baseball game,” What images pop into your head. For me it’s always been a sunny day and a family setting.

    Well for some, namely Atlanta Braves Pitching Coach Roger McDowell, that’s not “how it oughtta be” (clever 1986 Mets Fans reference?) The way McDowell sees it, children have no business being in a ballpark. Last week in San Francisco, McDowell went on a tirade filled with curses and gay slurs aimed at three male fans (have we learned nothing from our friend Kobe?). Then, while addressing a dad in the stands who was concerned about his twin 9-year-olds hearing the foul language. He said, “Kids don’t [blanking] belong at the baseball park.” He is then alleged to have picked up a bat, walked up to the dad and ask him, “How much are your teeth worth?”

    While this hasn’t been as highly publicized as Kobe’s recent outburst against a referee, I am left to wonder why not?

    The more you read about this story, the more troubling it becomes.

    This wasn’t just about someone using a term that might be taken the wrong way, this was blatant sexually oriented bigotry, no doubt about it. And on top of that to threaten a dad who’s there with 2 young kids and his wife?

    C’mon Roger.

    Keep an eye out for a MAJOR disciplinary action from Bud Selig and MLB.


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