I remember hearing when Bean first announced he was same sex oriented. It was 1999 or 2000 or somewhere in that time frame. For a few years, I thought it was Billy Beane. I did not dig into it at all, but I felt pretty good that nobody was giving the Oakland General Manager Billy Beane any grief or harassing him and I was pleasantly surprised and thought progress was being made.
It then dawned on me in 2001 or 2002, after looking through some old baseball cards I had stored at my grandparents house, that I might have mixed up Beane for Bean. After a small amount of research, I discovered the error in my ways.
Anyways, progress is definitely being made, and I am glad to see Billy Bean given this hopefully important position.
2014 is definitely better than the early 2000's and light years away from the late eighties/early nineties.
Good Luck my friend - you have my support!
Edited by Bark's Lounge, 15 July 2014 - 11:24 PM.