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The Baltimore Orioles Say It Gets Better: VIDEO

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The Baltimore Orioles are the latest MLB franchise to speak out against anti-gay bullying in a new clip featuring Jake Arrieta, Jason Berken, Zach Britton, Kevin Gregg and Michael Gonzalez.

Said Orioles Director of Communications Greg Bader: “The Orioles are proud to support the It Gets Better Project and the Trevor Project. Bullying of any kind, for any reason, is unacceptable to our organization, and we are pleased to have our players speak out against this behavior in the hope it will provide encouragement to LGBT youth, and all children, who are facing hatred and prejudice.”

Watch the video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Congratulations Orioles....but their management should have made their Tea Bagger Luke Scott do the commercial.

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 28, 2011 11:57:25 AM


  2. These are nice 'n all, but I really wish these guys would make a video talking directly to the high school jocks who overwhelmingly CAUSE the bullying.

    "Hey. 16-year-old captain of baseball team. I know what it's like to be you. I get it; you're with your buddies having a laugh. But, you know? I need you to hear this from ME. That's not okay, it's not cool, and it's not right. It's NOT okay to bully, intimidate, tease, or harass ANYONE because they're gay or you think they're gay -- for for ANY reason. Bullying of ANY kind is NEVER okay. Ever. Got it? Good."

    Statements like that from professional athletes to the high school jocks who worship them would do more to actually solve the problem of bullying than them telling beat-up kids to "tough it out until it gets better."

    Posted by: Eaves | Jul 28, 2011 12:49:15 PM


  3. @EAVES, agreed.

    I'm so proud of the Oriols and to be from Maryland. The next state to have full marriage rights.

    Posted by: JKM | Jul 28, 2011 2:34:06 PM


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