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Puerto Rico in Scarce Supply of Hair Dye Amid Baseball Fever

Puerto Rico in Scarce Supply of Hair Dye Amid Baseball Fever

Mar 22
Pharmacies and beauty stores across Puerto Rico are running out of hair dye with even a top economist joining men going blond in support of the island's baseball players who bleached their hair ahead of the World Baseball Classic.

Tiny Baseball League Makes History with First Openly Gay Pro

By Lisa Leff, Olga Rodriguez | Jun 25
Baseball history was made in Northern California wine country Thursday night when the sport's first openly gay active professional started the game as a pitcher.

Some White Sox Fans Angered Over LGBT Event

By Jason St. Amand | Aug 6
Some fans of the Chicago White Sox took to social media websites this week, expressing their outrage that the baseball team will host a LGBT-friendly event called "LGBT Pride Night: Out at the Sox."

MLB Appoints Billy Bean Consultant for Inclusion

By Dave Campbell | Jul 16
The burden of being gay became too great for Billy Bean to bear during his playing career, so he quit rather than seek support for his secret. Nearly two decades later, part of Bean's new job will be to help keep someone else from making the same decision

MLB to Honor Gay Pioneer in Baseball at Today's All-Star Game

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 15
The New York Times reports that in an effort to foster inclusion, a gay former Major League Baseball star, who died of complications from AIDS nearly two decades ago, will be honored at All-Star Game in Minneapolis Tuesday.

Confessions of a Benchwarmer: Spring Training and Beyond in the Sonoran Desert

By Matthew Wexler | Apr 25
What happens when EDGE travel editor Matthew Wexler unleashes the ghosts of baseball past at Phoenix’s Cactus League spring training? Let’s just say there are a lot of balls in the air.

New Poll: 81% of MLB Ready for Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Mar 25
Just as the 2014 baseball season is about to begin, ESPN Magazine released a new poll that revealed that the majority of baseball players are ready to accept an openly gay player in Major League Baseball.

MLB Criticized Vetoed Arizona Rights Bill

Feb 27
Major League Baseball issued a statement criticizing legislation in Arizona that Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a few hours later.

Yankee Manager: MLB Can Accept Out Player

By Jason St. Amand | Feb 15
The Yankee’s manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that Major League Baseball would welcome an openly gay player, just days after National Football League prospect Michael Same came out.

Yankees Manager Says MLB Ready For Openly Gay Player

Feb 12
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Major League Baseball would accept an openly gay player.

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