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Organist taunts Cubs player with gay-friendly songs
by Matt Simonette
2018-09-05

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Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski's playlist for recent Chicago Cubs acquisition Daniel Murphy included "Born This Way," "What the World Needs Now is Love" and "Lola," in what was presumably a reference to the Murphy's past comments about the LGBT community, according to Vice.

Second baseman Murphy's hiring by the Cubs was controversial, since in 2015 he said that he "disagreed" with the fact the former ballplayer Billy Bean was gay. The comments were even more pointed since Chicago Cubs co-owner Laura Ricketts is a lesbian.

On Aug. 26, Ricketts weighed in on the matter on Twitter, writing "There were several thoughtful conversations among Cubs executives, my brothers and me, as well as with Billy Bean, MLB's Ambassador for Inclusion and the subject of Daniel's 2015 comments. … After these considered and thoughtful conversations, which took place precisely because of the Cubs' sensitivities on the matter, I was on board with the trade."

The Chicago Cubs-Atlanta Braves game took place Aug. 30.

The Vice article is at bit.ly/2Py7Dfr .


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