This year, prior to turning pro, he was named the Liberty League Pitcher of the Year. Bean is eager to welcome that trailblazing player. The day Joe Ricketts' emails were leaked, Tom Ricketts made a phone call to a Muslim-American organization to set up a meeting. Conroy's 11 strikeouts were one shy of a team record, and he threw pitches in the victory. That's not to say the situations with Aroldis Chapman and Daniel Murphy are even remotely similar. When asked to clarify those controversial comments Thursday evening and if he has changed his stance, Murphy did not answer specifically, but did advocate for inclusion:.
Conroy, believed to be the first active openly gay player in professional baseball history, threw a shutout for the Sonoma Stompers of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs.
Daniel Murphy addresses anti-gay comments, supports inclusion in baseball
We want people to feel welcome, whatever walk of life that might be. People are brought up and put back all the time. Sean Conroy made a statement just by doing his job on Thursday night. Conroy, believed to be the first active openly gay player in professional baseball history, threw a shutout for the Sonoma Stompers of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. But I think this organization is up for that and that's something that we look forward to doing over the course of this year. For the second time in the last three summers, the Cubs had to vet a potential trade acquisition before pulling the trigger on a deal that provides a boost to a team in the middle of a pennant race.
Many teams host Pride nights and MLB has even produced rainbow-themed hats, shirts and other merchandise. Bean supported the move and reportedly felt "really positive and thought the organization could really benefit from [Murphy's] presence. Roughly a half hour after openly gay Cubs owner Laura Ricketts threw out the first pitch at Wrigley Field for Women's Empowerment Night, Murphy was greeted with a nice hand from the fans in attendance at the "Friendly Confines" for his first at-bat in the Cubs' vcitory. That's not to say the situations with Aroldis Chapman and Daniel Murphy are even remotely similar. After bringing up Tom Ricketts' future plans to address the team, Epstein took the opportunity to explain his own stance:. It's great to have them have my back in the field and in the dugout.