The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel lit up every corner of the internet on Saturday with the publication of Tom Haudricourt’s piece on David Denson, the first player in Major League Baseball history to come out as gay.
The support pouring in for the Brewers’ farmhand is absolutely astounding. And the support from teammates, sports fans, the Brewers’ organization and multiple other outlets is very refreshing.
The team released this statement about Denson’s story on Sunday:
Brewers statement on Minor League player David Denson: pic.twitter.com/lot6Zq4s2L
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 16, 2015
Per Haudricourt’s feature, Denson came out to his Pioneer League teammates about a month ago and was met with “outward support.” The support continued after the story was printed.
@SportsCenter Proud of my teammate and brother David Denson for coming out and being himself, ton of respect for him as a player and person.
— Charles Galiano (@charlesgaliano) August 16, 2015
The 20-year-old’s historical move has also grabbed the attention and support of major sports’ largest supporter of tolerance in the locker-room.
— You Can Play (@YouCanPlayTeam) August 16, 2015
There is a multitude of other examples of the support that Denson is receiving. More than time allows to copy-and-paste every tweet.
Next step? For that bravery to spread to other athletes, and for their sexuality to no longer be a headline.
May David Denson be judged solely on his baseball ability. Wish him both support and success.
— Doug Russell (@DougRussell) August 16, 2015
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