Justin Verlander Continues to be Exemplary Human Being

While it’s not a good idea to idolize your sports heroes as they’ll often let you down, I think it’s safe to give in and submit to Justin Verlander. Because not only does he throw 100 mph with a knee-buckling curve, gets to date super models, and enjoys the culinary delights of Taco Bell, but he also passes the decent person test.

For proof, Justin Verlander told CNN’s Carol Costello on the subject of having a gay teammate

"I wouldn’t mind it."

And when asked about having one come out in the near future:

"Yeah, I don’t see why not, given the right situation, and a team that’s a family atmosphere, and I feel like we have that atmosphere here. I don’t think one of our players would be scared to come out. We got 25 guys, it’s a family, and our goal is to win a World Series. What your sexual orientation is, I don’t see how that affects the ultimate goal of our family.”

And if you’re tired of having this be an issue, I’m sorry, but it has to be one. Until gay players feel comfortable being themselves with their teams and teammates, it is one that needs to be addressed and talked about until the culture of sports no longer makes anyone feel like they’re less than they are. And you don’t get to that point by ignoring it. 

So good on you, Mr. Verlander. 

  1. jgeneric reblogged this from oldtimefamilybaseball
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    Good on ya. You still can’t pitch against my Giants though.
  3. mynus reblogged this from oldtimefamilybaseball and added:
    I knew that I loved him. What a class act.
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  5. nuroxic reblogged this from oldtimefamilybaseball and added:
    And this is why I’m proud to be a tigers fan
  6. gatortay reblogged this from oldtimefamilybaseball and added:
    I lovvvve him
  7. northstar78 said: Awesome post!
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    Justin Verlander is one of my top-5 favorite athletes, and this helps reaffirm that.
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    All praise be to Justin Verlander! And Torii Hunter, you’re an asshole. All of your teammates probably have multiple...
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    Go Tigers, go!
  16. mrsnickmarkakis reblogged this from oldtimefamilybaseball and added:
    Maybe JV can teach his teammate Torii Hunter a thing or two about being a decent human being…
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