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If you want to see Bryce Harper and other rookies for the Washington Nationals dressed as female gymnasts, sporting just leotards as they board Amtrak, you can Google it. It’s out there.
If you want to see other rookies dressed as nurses, French maids, or ballerinas in tutus and bedazzled headbands, head to Twitter where respected athletes with a large audience and their media counterparts are Retweeing them in high volume this time of the year.
On the surface the hazing and the photos that follow are meant to entertain, but at their core they reduce Major League Baseball, its’ players, and its’ fans to the lowest common denominator, one of sophomoric humor and blatant homophobia, undermining everything that MLB is saying in regards to equality and sensitivity. The glorification of hazing, especially feminization, are in direct opposition to the stance that MLB took this week in punishing a player for spreading a message of hate and the h...
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In the wake of Yunel Escobar’s ignorant and homophobic usage of his eye black, I think it’s important that we remember that eye black is not the culprit here. Eye black is still great. Eye black will always be great. Especially, when hot yumps decide to wear it.
Yunel Escobar gave eye black a bad name. We immediately repair that name.
Ain't it the way? Here I am yesterday finally dedicating myself to working up one of my patented gigantic posts (which any post here is all too rare this summer) and just wondering how to handle the breaking-but-predictable news of the Buffalo deal and THIS happens. Not that I'm complaining about my minor inconvenience, just noting the timing conflict. So I laid aside that...
The Toronto Blue Jays acted quickly and swiftly in disciplining infielder Yunel Escobar for wearing eye black that had a gay slur written on it. The club announced Tuesday afternoon that the shortstop would be suspended three games, effective immediately. The Jays are in New York to take on the Yankees on Tuesday night where the suspension will begin. Yunel Escobar will be suspended...
Many Red Sox players were outraged by Yunel Escobar's homophobic eye black message. While the controversial eye black message went unnoticed by most Red Sox players on the field, Nick Cafardo said it was inexcusable for the Blue Jays players and coaches to let him out onto the field with that slur written under his eyes. Escobar's off-field issues lead to him to be moved...
Toronto's f'in idiot of a shortstop, Yunel Escobar, thought of a brilliant plan to write a homophobic slur in spanish in his eye black on Saturday. As shown in the picture, Escobar had "Tu ere Maricon" under his eyes that can be translated into, well, read on and find out.
The Toronto Blue Jays and Major League Baseball have suspended shortstop...
The Toronto Blue Jays announced Tuesday a three-game suspension for shortstop Yunel Escobar as a result of a homophobic slur written in Spanish on the eye black he wore during last Saturday’s game. The punishment, agreed upon by major league baseball, the team and the players’ association, will include a donation to the You Can Play Project and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance...
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar will be sitting out the next three games after he was suspended by Major League Baseball for putting a Spanish, homophobic slur in his eye-black for a game this past Saturday.
Yeah, that's right, he was suspended for something incredibly stupid.
The image was first noticed in a Getty Images photo and yes, it's going...
As you have probably already heard by now Jay’s shortstop, Yunel Escobar was suspended three games for a homophobic slur written in Spanish under his eyes. What the heck was this guy thinking? Is he out of his mind?
He’s supposed to play ball, not make any political statement. I am so upset about this, I don’t even want him on the team anymore. In fact, if I was...
MLB is checking whether Yunel Escobar played Saturday’s game against Boston while wearing a homophobic slur in Spanish. Says CBS Sports: Pictures posted online — including one shot from Getty Images — show Escobar with the message “tu ere maricon” written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The phrase can be translated...
Ozzie Guillen is not the smartest man on the planet.
I’m not the first person to make that observation and I guarantee you I won’t even be close to the last as long as he has an audience to speak to.
Let us be clear Guillen like everyone else has a right to his feelings and the opportunity to create an environment in his home that he and his family find comfortable (more on...
EYE FOR AN EYE BLACK
It was announced on Tuesday that the gay slur written on Yunel Escobar's eye black will cost the Blue Jays shortstop three games.
In light of this afternoon's press conference with Yunel Escobar's three game suspension was announced (and Escobar claiming that his hairdresser and interior decorator were both gay), Ozzie Guillen was asked to weigh in by Shi Davidi, columnist for SportsNet in Canada. Guillen's comments were typical of him at this point.
Ozzie Guillen on Escobar: In my house...
Yunel Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the
Toronto Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic
slur written in Spanish during last Saturday's game against the
Boston Red Sox.