The Minnesota Twins’ It Gets Better video is due out in the next week or so, and slowly — very slowly — other baseball teams are contributing to the project that started after several news stories about young people killing themselves.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are the latest team to add a video:
Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and pitchers Joel Hanrahan and Jeff Karstens participated in the video which, notably, actually mentions LGBT young people. Many of the videos stop short of that.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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