Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 10/21/14
ST. LOUIS The Cincinnati Reds second baseman who is known for speaking his mind sat with his back to the clubhouse TV. While Brandon Phillips played cards with teammates, two men on the screen talked about Jason Collins. The topic, printed below the talking heads, read: "Thoughts on Collins Coming Out." "More power to him," Brandon Phillips said after he turned his chair away from the table. "I don't judge anybody for anything. I'm happy for him for coming out and wanting to live his life like that. I wish him all the best. I have no problem with anything like that. That doesn't bother me. Hopefully, he gets a job and gets to keep on playing in his career." The news that NBA veteran Jason Collins is gay announced in an essay he penned for Sports Illustrated that featured a gripping first line of "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay." rippled through the country Monday. Collins, a free agent with hopes of playing next season, now joins a small community of activ...
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