February 22, 2005

jeter sucks a rod

while watching the 2003 alcs i flatly told my baseball-ignorant girlfriend that derek jeter was the first openly homosexual player. somehow i managed to keep a straight face as she fell for it, saying things like "now that you mention it, he does look a bit effeminate" and "i think he's wearing makeup." at dinner with a large group some months later a friend brought up the yankees, at which point my earnest girlfriend proudly recalled her bit of baseball trivia "oh the yankees, you know, they had the first gay baseball player!..." that's true love folks.