POLL: Only 5% Of MLB Players Know A Gay Player, While Half Own Guns

gaybaseball2Ah, baseball. America’s pastime. And being America’s pastime, it too has a problem with gun control and gay issues.

A survey by ESPN Magazine of 110 anonymous Major League Baseball players revealed some rather interesting facts (via BuzzFeed):

— Asked “do you know of any gay players?” only 5% (six players) said yes. “Yes, but that’s as far as I want to go, even if this is anonymous,” said one National Leaguer.

— 46% said they own a firearm — and these 51 players have a total of 258 guns. “Let me ask you something,” says one pitcher. “If you were rich and famous and your salary was in the newspaper every week, would you worry about your wife and kids? That’s why I have guns.”

So what does this mean? Probably nothing, except that the amount of gays to guns in the MLB is disturbingly disproportionate.