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Legendary Baseball Player Yogi Berra Comes Out Swinging For Gay Athletes In The MLB

AthleteAlly's partnership with iconic American baseball star Yogi Berra came out swinging for gay players in the MLB today. The beloved 89-year old, who spent nearly two decades playing catcher and outfielder for the Yankees, penned a heartfelt letter celebrating the partnership of MLB and AthleteAlly, as well as the gay baseball players to come.

It reads:

Baseball has been a great part of my life. To me, it's still the greatest game there is. It's given me and countless others the opportunity to show what you can do, no matter who you are. 

In 1947, my first year in the majors, Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby also came in. They didn't have it easy. But they changed the game for good, and for the good of our country. They made the game about equality and respect, the way it should be. 

That's why I'm proud and thrilled that Major League Baseball and Athlete Ally are making baseball even fairer, and better. Their alliance is in the spirit of what we teach young people at our Museum & Learning Center. And it's in the spirit of our Museum partnership with Athlete Ally that began with our exhibit "Allyship" last year, highlighting major moments in the struggle for equality in sports. 

Respect the game. Respect others. That's what I always learned in sports. Treat everyone the same. That's how it should be. The inclusion and acceptance for the LGBT community is no different.

Thanks, Yogi!

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Yay, Yogi! He's always been a class act!

ALL THE VIEWERS AND READERS PLEASE FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO FORGIVE ME,I KNOW I HAD DONE SO MANY WRONG THINGS AT PAST TIMES,I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START WITH MY TESTIMONY..
  I AM VANESSA, i got married to a man [JEROME],who had a wife [JOSEPHINE] already,then i was made the second wife,and this JOSEPHINE has a daughter for my husband,called CHRISTABEL,JOSEPHINE was suffering from leg pain,that later took her life. so Christabel was left to live with me,and my two kids,PATIENCE AND GLORY,Christabel was the eldest of them, so i was misusing CHRISTABEL,SHE is the only one doing all the house work,anytime she dose some thing wrong,i wouldn't give her food to eat all through the day,and beat her up with anything close to me,but she never worry,or insult me.or report to my husband.because i told her if she did i will kill her,i did this to some extent that,one day,she was on her menstruation period, she was afraid to tell me, she was not having enough cloth,so the only cloth she had she put it into her pant,so that, the cloth would soak the bleeding,and the cloth,i was the one that brought it for her,that the only cloth i ever brought for her,then the following morning i saw her cloth on the ground,with blood stain,i called her,and ask her what is this, she told me every thing, but i beat her up, and force the blood in the cloth into her mouth,i over heard her,as she was crying,cursing me,but never bother to listen to the word she was using,but now my two daughters and my son are yet to give birth,PATIENCE,GLORY AND EXCEL,AT  their age[37,34 and 31]but they are married no children,i had gone to many places to know the cause of the problem,and CHRISTABEL WAS LIVING HAPPILY with her husband and four kids, three boys and a girl.i don't know how my children,came to know about this HIOYA TEMPLE,when they got there, they told them i was the curse of their, problem,so one morning they all came home,and ask me what have i done to disturb their lives,the question sound,funny.i told them i had done nothing to hold their lives back,they cried me,down to this Hioya temple,i saw the man.he ask me what,did i do  to some one,over 19 year ago,i forgot everything.i said nothing,HE EXPLAIN WHAT I DID TO ME,and this CHRISTABEL was helping my children with their needs and always come and pay me a visit and she always called me mummy,so this MAN HIOYA told me to go and apologize to her,once she accept the apology,then he will cast a pregnancy spell on my children,we all went to CHRISTABEL'S house and apologize,she forgives me,so they went back to the spell caster, for the pregnancy spell,TODAY PATIENCE CALL ME AND TOLD ME SHE IS PREGNANT,but I haven't heard anything from the others,maybe they are still angry.with me that's why  they haven't called me,..THANKS TO DOCTOR HIOYA FOR EVERY THING,   IF YOU ARE FACINGS ANY PROBLEM,VISIT THIS GREAT HIOYA VIA [GREATHIOYATEMPLE@GMAIL.COM]]

I think it's wonderful that Yogi is stepping up to the plate for equality and individual liberty. On a purely sports geek note, it's not "the MLB," it's just MLB. Major League Baseball. :-)

 Yogi  you are still hitting home runs!

WAY TO GO YOGI....MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL & ATHLETE ALLY!!!! :D XXX <3

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