Posted by Tobi-Dawne
I have to give a shout out to the management team behind the Bluejays. Today the news came out that Yunel Escobar will be receiving a three game suspension for wearing eye black with a homophobic slur scrawled into it. The pay he would have generated during these games will be donated to You Can Play and the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Escobar will also be undergoing sensitivity training, after which he will participate in an outreach initiative aimed at teaching others about sensitivity and tolerance towards the acronym community.
You can read the official MLB article here: http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120918&content_id=38609650&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb
This was released Monday prior to today’s committee meeting: http://toronto.bluejays.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120917&content_id=38585782&vkey=news_tor&c_id=tor
I’ve written about the steps being taken by Major League Baseball, and specifically certain MLB teams in the past… and this just further demonstrates their commitment to equality. It’s a good thing when people, so brightly spotlighted in the public arena are willing to take an obvious stand against discrimination and bullying. All too often people report only on the negatives. This may have become a story based on the ignorant actions of one man (who has since apologized and will be actively working to make things better) it has become a story of a team and an organization willing to do what is right, and that’s something worth noting.
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Posted by Tobi-Dawne
Amidst the shop hopping I didn’t really feel like trying to put together a meal. So before we hit the last store of the night, we stopped into Minh’s Garden (on faithful avenue, in the north industrial area). Damon and I had been there a couple of times previously, and knew the kid would likely enjoy it too. We’ve always had good service there, but with the kid in tow, it was exceptional. Seriously, they absolutely doted on her. It was fabulous.
We haven’t had fortune cookies in ages… it’s been so long in fact, that kid-kid wasn’t really even sure what to do with hers. LOL So we had to give a quick lesson in fortune cookie cracking, eating, and lore.
I used to remember they were always such fun, but I seem to have become a cookie humbug. I tried to be all into them, and excited about what they had to say… for the sake of the kid, but ya know? I just wasn’t into it. And seriously, one out of three? There’s only one place where odds like that are considered awesome – and that’s in baseball. Well, who knows. Maybe Damon will go on a business trip (I think not), and maybe the kid will experience some change in her personal life (not without me), but yeah… I’m one of those artsy fartsy, crafty types… and I ALWAYS let my colours show. LMAO
Had any memorable fortune cookie experiences? I’d love to hear them. 🙂