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Cardinals Lose To Those Queer-Loving Giants; San Fran First Team to Join "It Gets Better"

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What's next? A pre-game screening of the gay baseball play?
It's bad enough that the Cardinals blew the lead in the ninth inning last night to fall by a score of 7-5 in extra innings. But to lose to a bunch of gay-sympathizing, touchy-feely, socially-conscious men like the visiting San Francisco Giants?! Oh the humility!

And why is it that I call the Giants players such adjectives? Because they're the first professional sports team in the U.S. to join the online It Gets Better Project, aimed at reducing suicides among gay teens.

Kudos, too, to them.

Professional sports remains one of the few arenas (literally) left in America where the topic of homosexuality is largely verboten. Here in St. Louis, the Cardinals won't even put same-sex couples on "Kiss Cam" during LGBT night at the ballpark. Moreover, WWGBD (what would Glenn Beck do) if his pals Tony La Russa and Albert Pujols came out in support of gays? That relationship just might not get better.

But the Giants?

Well, the world champions have the stones to publicly state that they're okay with being gay. (Or, at least, have no problems with others being gay.)

Check out the video below that the Giants released yesterday featuring Sergio Romo and other players. Yes, the same Sergio Romo who got the win against the Cardinals last night. Ouch, again. (One wonders: Will fans at opposing stadiums now start heckling Romo with "homo" chants like they do with a certain NFL quarterback who shares his last name?)



P.S. The Giants involvement in "It Gets Better" began following a petition drive from fans. A similar petition campaign is currently underway in Boston. Could we see the same in St. Louis?


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4 comments
Kitty
Kitty

why would you suggest that the Cards are homophobic enough to feel especially ashamed or emasculated at losing to a gay-friendly team? what does the Giants' involvement in It Gets Better even have to do with the Cards? no one else has said anything to imply that this is even controversial at all.  you seem to exploit the GLBT community for shock value in this article.

Chad Garrison
Chad Garrison

True. I may not have reported on this if the Giants weren't in town playing the Cardinals on the day they released their video for It Gets Better. But such was the case, and I thought it relevant enough to blog about -- especially since just last year a lot of local fuss was made over the Cardinals first-ever LGBT day and whether or not gay couples would be featured on Kiss Cam, which they weren't. As for your second-to-last point, why do I have to wait for someone else to bring up an observation that may -- or may not -- be controversial? And shock value? I dunno. I think members of the St. Louis LGBT community who discover through this post that the Giants have become the first team to join It Gets Better won't feel as if they've been exploited. My two cents, anyway. 

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