But Ayanbadejo, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker who used the Super Bowl as a platform to advocate for marriage equality, says he believes baseball's environment might be most conducive for a player to come out. The Huffington Post writes about how Ricky Martin and Carlos were together when Ricky came out to the public about his sexuality in Burke emphasizes the impact homophobic terms can have, even when used in a joking manner not intended as an insult, as Escobar said was the case with his eye-black message. Now Costco shooting: Is the sport ready to take on a pioneering role when it comes to homosexual players and perhaps have the first openly gay active athlete in North America's four major sports? The Menudo alum and Gonzalez Abella were together when Martin came out as gay in See all newsletters.
They're always going to want to ask questions.
Much like Burke kept his sexuality a secret, Baker figures gay players are doing the same now. He played the sport for 12 years as a youth and has interacted with many major league players. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. MLB made strides by adding language barring discrimination based on sexual orientation to its latest collective bargaining agreement, signed in November
But there are also signs of growing openness among players.