“The baseball commissioner’s office says “as the sport of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball and its 30 clubs stand united behind the principles of respect, inclusion and acceptance. Those values are fundamental to our game’s diverse players, employees and fans. We welcome individuals of different sexual orientations, races, religions, genders and national origins.”
The statement Wednesday went on to say “MLB has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation, as reflected by our collective bargaining agreement with the MLB Players Association. Accordingly, MLB will neither support nor tolerate any words, attitudes or actions that imperil the inclusive communities that we have strived to foster within our game.”
SNY’s Daily News live welcomes Alex Rodriguez’s lawyer Lanny Davis to the studio to discuss the Yankees player’s lawsuit.
“The Saints didn’t get the win over the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, but the team did score a victory for a Jets beat writer.
Moments after the Jets finished off a 26-20 upset win over New Orleans, Saints owner Tom Benson’s wife, Gayle, found an engagement ring that accidentally had been left in the MetLife press box’s ladies room.”
For only the second time in the past 19 years, the New York Yankees failed to make the postseason. Sigh. (Photo of a sad-looking bunch of ballplayers during the Yankees 8-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday night by Barton Silverman / The New York Times)