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MLB Pitcher Curt Schilling: I Played With Gay Teammates, And It Didn’t Matter

curt-schillingWeighing 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.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 5, 2013
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  • 5 Comments
    • jmmartin
      jmmartin

      There walks a man who’s secure in his sexuality. Note to straights: If you feel threatened by gays, look in the mirror.

      Feb 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LubbockGayMale
      LubbockGayMale

      A man with no self doubt in his sexuality!

      Feb 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      Excellent
      The more straight allies come out (in a manner of speaking)
      the more ugly, nasty, and hateful the bigots look.

      Feb 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JonahM01
      JonahM01

      Now, the question on my mind…Who were his gay teammates??

      Feb 6, 2013 at 9:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Allen D.
      Allen D.

      This is where that douche from the Ayanbadejo story needs to come and accuse Schilling of being gay too.

      I’m glad that athletes from my 2 favorite sports teams are on the right side.

      Go Red Sox!

      Feb 6, 2013 at 11:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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