h/t: Travis Waldron at Think Progress Sports

justinspoliticalcorner:

STFU, Tony Dungy! 

h/t: Michael David Smith at ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com

h/t: Tom Kludt at TPM

cincinnatireds:

If there’s another sequel of “The Matrix”, Billy Hamilton might want to throw his hat into the ring.

cincinnatireds:

If there’s another sequel of “The Matrix”, Billy Hamilton might want to throw his hat into the ring.

h/t: Travis Waldron at Think Progress Sports

 

justinspoliticalcorner:

Major League Baseball appointed Billy Bean, a former player who is now openly gay, as a consultant in guiding the sport toward full LGBT inclusion. This news broke earlier this afternoon.

Bean will offer training to players and staff, designed to educate about LGBT-related issues and to create a more supportive environment in professional baseball, both major and minor leagues.

"As a young man, I silently walked away from baseball for all the wrong reasons, and today I am truly humbled that the Commissioner’s Office has brought me back to lead the effort on inclusion. I will honor baseball’s great tradition, and be the resource that our current and future players need as they embrace their responsibility as role models to our fans," said Billy, who spent six seasons in the major leagues with the LA Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, and San Diego Padres. His last game with the MLB was in 1995, four years before he came out publicly as gay.

Commissioner Bud Selig made this announcement after the All-Star game this afternoon, which also recognized at long-last the life of Glenn Burke, a gay MLB player who passed away in 1995. Glenn’s sister, Lutha, joined Bud and Billy and today’s press conference.

MLB has previously partenered with GLAAD on initiatives like Spirit Day to speak out against bullying and stand in support of LGBT youth.

MLB.com has more.

h/t: Agata Dera at GLAAD

justinspoliticalcorner:

NOTE: On the term “Profiles in Cowardice” in the headline, it refers to the Vikings’ actions related to the independent review on Chris Kluwe. 

h/t: Travis Waldron at Think Progress Sports

Win Yoenis Céspedes’ win in tonight’s Home Run Derby, he becomes only the 2nd back-to-back winner (Griffey, Jr. [1998-1999]) in HRD history and 3rd overall multiple time winner (Griffey, Jr. [1994, 1998, 1999] and Fielder [2009, 2012]) of the event. 



Flexball HRs: NONE
League Total: NL 24, AL 54

Flexball HRs total: 11

Eliminated:
AL: J. Bautista (14 [1])
NL: G. Stanton (6 [1])

Flexball HRs: NONE
League Total: NL 23, AL 45

Eliminated:
AL: A. Jones (7 [0])
NL: T. Tulowitzki (6 [1])


Flexball HRs: Tulowitzki, Frazier, Céspedes (2)
League Total: NL 22, AL 34

Eliminated: 
AL: B. Dozier (2 [0]), J. Donaldson (3 [2])
NL: Y. Puig (0 [0]), J. Morneau (2 [1])


FBHR = Flexball Home Runs 
Flexball HRs: Bautista, Tulowitizki, Stanton, Donaldson (2), Morneau, Céspedes 
League Total: NL 14, AL 22

H/T: David Badash at the New Civil Rights Movement

h/t: Richard Deitsch at SINow.com