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im10ashus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 01:34 PM
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http://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/ny-spsunspec104212532apr10,0,4950971.story?page=1&coll=ny-sports-mezz

His mom's should be proud of him.

Mom's the word
Deer Park product Valentine proud of his special relationship
BY JEFF PEARLMAN
STAFF CORRESPONDENT

April 10, 2005

SARASOTA, Fla. - Within the four walls of the major league clubhouse, the concept of homosexuality fits about as comfortably as a pair of mittens on a porcupine. For the most part, men who love men and women who love women are not gays or lesbians, but "queers" and "dykes." Trip over a mitt and you're a "faggot." As for ideas of civil unions and gay marriage - forget about it.

"Baseball is very set in its ways," Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jacob Cruz said. "Always has been."

Within these confines, there is a man who seems to hover above it all. He is a 25-year-old righthanded relief pitcher with the Reds, a quiet Long Island kid with blazing brown eyes and a blazing 95-mph fastball. He is as open as he needs to be, not afraid to tell the truth about his family but aware that its implications might not sit perfectly with the 40 or so other young men who surrounded him recently in the Reds' spring training clubhouse.

"I'm a blue-state guy in a red-state sport," Joe Valentine said. "But that won't stop me from being proud of who I am."

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