He's just the second catcher , with Johnny Bench, to be elected in his first year of eligibility. I am looking forward to the induction ceremony in July. He played the majority of his career with the Rangers and is going into the Hall of Fame as Ranger. The baseball writers got it right as he is one of the better catchers to play in his era. It has to be a very proud moment for Pudge, his family and his native country Puerto Rico.
Are the Cincinnati Reds ready for a gay player? Nearly every major professional sports franchise has been asking themselves this exact same question for months now, and any logical, educated person would unequivocally check yes in that box. It should not be a big deal, but ultimately, our society dictates that it is a topic that must be broached. Over the course of baseball history, much bigger social ills have pressed their cleats into the neck of Americana as we know it.
You think it's enough that it's atleast one per team on average? I used to have an aunt that lived next to Johnny Bench and she would swear up and down he was gay. The last person I even remember people talking about being gay while playing was Kordell Stewart. I'd say the percent is the same as the population, 10 percent.
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