Chicago Cubs acquire Daniel Murphy and his ‘lifestyle’ baggage in deal

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Chicago Cubs: Turning over a new leaf?

And, at least according to some reports, – Murphy has struck up a friendship with Bean, who is openly gay – a fine first step in the right direction. And the latter preached patience and understanding – something I have to tip my cap to because, three years later, the newest member of the Chicago Cubs’ initial comments still get me fired up.

"The silver lining in his comments are that he would be open to investing in a relationship with a teammate, even if he “disagrees” with the lifestyle. It may not be perfect, but I do see him making an effort to reconcile his religious beliefs with his interpretation of the word lifestyle. It took me 32 years to fully accept my sexual orientation, so it would be hypocritical of me to not be patient with others."

But, regardless of how you feel about Murphy on a personal level, he is, indeed, now a part of the Chicago Cubs. I have little doubt someone will push him on clarification on his recent comments once he joins the team – and I’ll be very interested in his response.