Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend, Eireann Dolan make the save after backlash to team’s LGBT Pride event

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    Apr 01, 2015 2:52 AM GMT
    Oakland A’s pitcher and girlfriend make the save after backlash to team’s LGBT Pride event

    Late last week, Dolan offered to buy tickets for the A’s June 17th game against San Diego, saying several season ticket holders were refusing to attend and trying to sell their tickets because they were uncomfortable with the event.

    “If you’d like to sell your tickets to June 17th’s LGBT Pride Night game, I will buy them from you at face value. As many as I can. No judgments. No questions asked,” she wrote on her blog. “From there, I will donate any tickets I purchase to the Bay Area Youth Center’s Our Space community for LGBTQ youth.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/oakland-as-pitcher-and-girlfriend-make-the-save-after-backlash-to-teams-lgbt-pride-event/
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    Apr 01, 2015 1:47 PM GMT
    If he has to be straight at least he has excellent taste in women. As beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside.And he has one of the best beards in baseball.(It looks unusually groomed in the picture accompanying the article).
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    Apr 01, 2015 7:04 PM GMT
    I attended a "Gay Pride at the Park" several years ago at the Padres' Petco stadium ... and was disgusted and embarrassed by the flamboyant, queeney, loud, obnoxious behavior exhibited by the organized gay contingent present, among which I first sat. Their constant sexual innuendos, which accompanied every play and most of which were not at all funny, alienated the rest of the fans, and even little kids were upset. Several parents and their kids moved away from the group, visibly angered by their asinine antics as they left. It was more a show of ridiculous behavior - did I mention the several "members of our community" in drag? - than of anything remotely resembling "pride." I ended up moving to a different section myself, and when I did another fan who'd up and left saw my rainbow leaf t-shirt, and asked, "Get a little too hot for you over there?" He was pleasant about it, and after I said, "Yes, unfortunately so," we chatted a bit about the experience. He - and by extension - several of the other fans who were similarly put out were not at all "homophobic" but simply, and justifiably, turned off by the group's gross behavior. So, having experienced what those A's fans may have once, but want to avoid again, I can perfectly understand their position, even if some dogmatically call it far out in right field.
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    Apr 02, 2015 11:27 AM GMT
    The DC "Night Out" is always a great time. Nothing like you note above at all. There's a louder party contingent, but they generally hang out at the bar on the concourse away from everyone else. The more annoying folks in the stands tend to get bored quickly and head elsewhere after a couple innings. Everyone else is generally hanging out with friends, half-heartedly watching the game and having a good time.

    I'm sure some people don't like us there, but they probably wouldn't like us there no matter how we act. The Nats seem to like us. They sell a couple thousand tickets each year and keep asking us back. It's always a great night at the park.