Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: The Washington Nationals aren’t always made of fail. Here’s something cool that the Nats are associated with: an openly gay batboy. Spenser Clark has found acceptance in the Nats’ clubhouse, and it’s not just lip service:
None of that happened. I told everyone individually and everyone had similar reactions. They were proud of me and congratulated me for feeling comfortable enough with myself to be myself. They told me that nothing would change – and nothing did.
I remember when MLB hired Billy Bean as Ambassador of Inclusion, and people were saying it was all a giant sham. I think it’s been pretty successful, actually. We now have openly gay umpires, minor leaguers, and batboys. Regardless of all the Torii Hunters and Daniel Murphys in the world, there has been some real progress made. Baseball is a beautiful sport and should be open and accessible to everyone, and it’s things like this that give me hope for the future.
Paging Lefty. Paging Mr. Longfootlefty: Exciting news in Cubdom! I doubt it’s going anywhere but it’s still exciting!
I have my doubts about David Price – I know, he’s great and everything but it’s just a feeling I have – but the other two I would be down with. Don’t think the Cubs could afford Greinke, but if he even remotely considers a stint in blue pinstripes I might actually spontaneously combust.
In the “Don’t Mean Nothing” Department:
The Brewers can plan until they are blue in the face, but they have traded guys who had scheduled promotions going on in the past and will do so again. Every team has. If the Brewers can get fair market value and/or restock their farm team with a Lucroy trade, you best believe they are going to sign on that dotted line.
The team I keep hearing rumors about is the Braves. Of course, this makes me enormously happy because Luc is one of my fave guys these days and if he were to play for the Braves it would be even better.