Well, this seemed to come out of nowhere:
Also, I've never understood this 'issue' with gay players? Who cares? I know I played with some, their sexual orientation never had much to— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) February 1, 2013
To do with how they hit with RISP, or pitched in late and close situations, why the hell would what they do in the bedroom ever matter?— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) February 1, 2013
Bravo, sir. Nothing like a hot wet injection of Truth to liven up an otherwise sleepy Friday afternoon in February.
I do wish that Schilling had made similar comments while still actually playing baseball; his sentiments might have carried more weight then. In the NFL, active players Chris Kluwe and Brendon Ayanbadejo have been quite effusive in their support for same-sex marriage. But things have changed a lot, just in the few years since Schilling retired. You can't really hold it against a guy for not being the first over the barricades.
What's more, Schilling does not support same-sex marriage; he considers it a sin. But he also doesn't come out against it, saying instead it's a matter for the individual states to decide. I guess we'll have to wait for his opinion on how the U.S. Supreme Court should decide the issue, when it comes up.
Man, it'll be a good day when the first baseball player comes out. And baseball should be first.