Please check your inbox to confirm your email address and start receiving newsletters. Denson joins a list that includes basketball's Jason Collins, football's Michael Sam, soccer's Robbie Rogers and independent league pitcher Sam Conroy as professional male athletes who've publicly come out in recent years. Manage Profile Log Out close. Sign up to get exclusives, daily highlights, analysis and more—delivered right to your inbox! Even in the aftermath of his resignation, Bowers still didn't seem to get it. You currently have no favorite teams. I was pushing my feelings aside.
The year-old first baseman, who's ranked as the No.
Gay Cardinals minor leaguer quit after teammates’ homophobic comments
Perhaps one day, when his major league managerial dreams have officially flickered out and he's in charge of packaging or inventory or whatever at some pewter-colored 9-to-5 plant, Bowers will look back and understand that this wasn't about a game or a close play or standing up for his guys. The Stompers recruited the upstate New York native out of college in May. That night, Bowers was told he was being called up from Triple-A. Conroy, a right-hander who has earned four saves and allowed only two hits in the seven innings he has pitched so far as a closer for the Stompers, said he had been open with his high school, summer league and college teams and told his family he was gay at age Denson linked his struggles on the field with those he was going through off it. Sign up to get exclusives, daily highlights, analysis and more—delivered right to your inbox!
I just though, as manager, I needed to go out there and just ask why is this happening to me and us, and it just came to a point then where I just started saying bad things to him, and for that I'm sorry. David Denson, 1B, Brewers As it turned out, Bean's role in baseball contributed to Denson feeling comfortable and confident enough to share his story with the world. In a letter to OutsportsDunnington says he decided to leave baseball after hearing comments about how gay people should be killed. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs. The life of a Stomper is certainly a far cry from the majors. You currently have no favorite teams. The list is endless, and starkly depressing.