Weighing in on the issue of gay athletes in professional sports, retired Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling revealed that he played alongside gay teammates—and couldn’t have cared less.
In a series of tweets, Schilling explained:
“I’ve never understood this ‘issue’ with gay players? Who cares? I know I played with some, their sexual orientation never had much… to do with how they hit with [a runner in scoring position], or pitched in late and close situations.
Why the hell would what they do in the bedroom ever matter?”
In a two-decade career that ended when he retired in 2007, Schilling pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros, and played in the World Series several times.
Though the outspoken Schilling is a Republican booster (he rallied for Bush Jr. and John McCain), we’re making him an honorary MVP.