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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Roger McDowell, Atlanta Braves Coach, "Deeply Sorry" for Calling Giants Fans Homos

Posted By on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 5:07 PM

click to enlarge Uses his bat to simulate gay sex
  • Uses his bat to simulate gay sex

Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell just issued an apology to the Giants fans who he verbally accosted at AT&T Park last weekend when he asked a group of men if they were a homo couple or a threesome.

McDowell followed up his question with another antigay remark, asking, "Are you three giving it to each other in the ass?" He asked this while using a baseball bat to simulate gay sex, according to TMZ.

The two men were with kids, who witnessed the incident. One of the men confronted the coach, who then approached him with the same baseball bat and said, "How much are your teeth worth?"

Gloria Allred, the high-profile discrimination attorney representing the family of four, demanded that McDowell apologize. She wants the Baseball Commission to fine McDowell and the Atlanta Braves.

No fines have been issued, but McDowell did say he was sorry.

"I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco on Saturday. I apologize to everyone for my actions," he said in a statement released today.

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