Tampa University long time assistant coach recently was a guest contributor to OutSports.com to talk about the challenges he faced when coming out to the team.
Being a part of a team and competing is something I’ll always embrace. Unfortunately, I always felt a little different from the other guys. For years I couldn’t pinpoint what was different about me. I knew it wasn’t because I was gay. I played and loved baseball, so I couldn’t possibly be gay. There was no connection for me to see that possibility. Professional athletes, especially baseball players, weren’t gay, so certainly I wasn’t.
It wasn’t until after I stopped playing baseball that I had the opportunity to explore who I really was. What I realized was that for me to truly be happy I had to accept who I was, despite all of baseball’s norms, and come out.
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