Dale Scott Comes Out as MLB's First Openly Gay Umpire

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  1. chapped

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    Scott, who has worked three World Series and three All-Star Games, had been the subject of an October profile in Referee magazine, which included a photo of Scott and his longtime companion, Michael Rausch, whom he married in November 2013.

    "Obviously, when I sent that picture (to the magazine), I knew exactly what it meant," Scott told Outsports.com. "In a small way, this was opening that door in a publication that wasn't going to be circulated nationwide. It could be picked up, but it's not Time magazine. I made that decision to go ahead and do it because I felt it was the right thing to do.

    "I realized that it could open a Pandora's Box, but this is not a surprise to Major League Baseball, the people I work for. It's not a surprise to the umpire staff."

    The 55-year-old Scott will begin his 30th season in the majors next spring. He has been a member of the big league staff since 1986 and is a crew chief. He worked the World Series in 1998, 2001 and 2004.

    "They'll still yell at me when a 3-2 slider doesn't break their way," he told The Associated Press. "But they'll be yelling at me because they didn't like my call, not because I'm a gay umpire."

    Commissioner Bud Selig issued a statement

    "For 29 years, Dale Scott has been an outstanding Major League umpire,'' Selig said. "To his friends and colleagues throughout the game, Dale is universally regarded as a class act. All of us at Major League Baseball are very proud of him, just as we have always been.''
     
  2. h89fvh8dfha8hfv9a0

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    the thing i found odd about the article is that it didn't say if he was a pitcher or a catcher
     
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    Probably all those foul balls off the chin
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    I guess they don't count Dave Pallone coming out 20 years ago?
     
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    He will be known as "The Ump Behind the Catchers Rump"
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    he loves high ball counts
     
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    He gives the terms "hidden ball trick" and "batboy" new meaning.

    No "charging the mound" for him though.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    i guess not.

    wonder how many times Jetter sucked

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    One of the great things about being a Gay umpire is you get to rub balls down before you put them in play.
     
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    the umps shower with the home-team...i aint saying nothin'
     
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    Turtle Man Hello Darling Gold

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    he likes hitters to go deep ...and his pitchers in heavy rotation
     
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    I'll take "Magazines I never would have imagined existed" for $200, Alex.
     
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    Sorry dude, but the fans are going to torture you.
     
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    This ain't referee magazine, pal!
     
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    Dick Fitzwell Opinions are like assholes ... and so am I

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    Hello frisco
     
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    Dude clearly enjoys the consistency of a hot,thick load