This morning, the Dan Patrick Show revealed that in this week's edition of Sports Illustrated, the cover story would be a story written by NBA player Jason Collins, coming out as the first active, gay male athlete in the major professional sports leagues. Reception for Collins' article has largely been positive, and people from all across sports have reached out to Collins.
One organization to reach out to Collins was the Boston Red Sox. Collins played 32 games with the Celtics this year, including seven starts, before being dealt to the Washington Wizards in February. The Red Sox tweeted to Collins that he had an open invitation to throw out the first pitch at Fenway Park due to his courage and leadership in coming out.
We salute you, @jasoncollins34 for your courage and leadership. Any time you want to throw out a first pitch at Fenway Park, let us know.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 29, 2013
Hats off to the Red Sox for supporting Collins, like many people throughout the sports world are today.