MIT Baseball Player On Coming Out: “I Worried That I Had No Emotions”

sean karson 3I barely held it together. I was probably not the most coherent person when I was giving that speech, but that was the third time I cried in the past week. And this is the fourth, I guess…

I have never been myself up until very recently. Everything’s been just sort of cold and calculated. I’ve been in this fortress, I guess, and haven’t let my emotions out at all. I worried that I had no emotions, that I didn’t feel much about anything. It was really weird.”

MIT junior Sean Karson, who just came out to teammates on the MIT Engineers baseball team, in the Boston Herald. Karson says he predicts a pro athlete will come out “in the next month,”


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  • marc sfe

    Congratulations Sean!! You’re in for some wonderful new experiences and finding parts of yourself you never thought you would. Well done!

  • Aidan8

    Nice to read something positive and encouraging. Bravo Sean! You will hopefully inspire many others to be courageous like you.

  • brian25j

    Wow! It’s cool to find a story I can relate to. Sometimes it does feel like just going through the motions and not letting anybody in. Glad to know others go through the same thing. Thanks for sharing the story.

  • Globaltraveler

    So he’s intelligent enough to be attending MIT.
    He’s an athlete.
    He’s got courage.

    Yeah….I think he will be just fine.

  • Billysees

    @Globaltraveler: 4

    Very well said.

    Excellent comment.

  • Chad Hunt

    I wouldn’t mind buying one of his used jock straps to sniff as long as it came autographed by a lil sweat and musk, per chance with a 8 x 10 glossy of him in it as well. LOL

  • Tom

    I know people are blindly praising this kid. But if you read his websites and postings, there is something definitely wrong with him. I can see where this “emotional” comment comes from.

  • Fawkes

    @Tom: Something “wrong” with him? He’s put up good statistics (albeit not for a top-tier team nor in a great division), goes to an excellent school, and has his own small business. If there’s something “wrong” with that then I can only hope for the rest of us to be as “wrong” as him. He’s got some eccentric postings, but pardon him for not perfectly fitting some troll’s narrow mold. No, there’s nothing wrong with him. On the contrary, I think there’s something seriously wrong with you.

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