By Ken Reed
Colorado chose to give millions of dollars to someone who denigrates gays. We should all be offended.
The Colorado Rockies recently signed free agent Daniel Murphy to a two-year, $24-million contract.
On the surface, from a baseball perspective, it looked like a good move. Murphy has had some great seasons in recent years for the New York Mets and Washington Nationals, including finishing second in MVP voting following the 2016 Major League Baseball season.
It appears the Rockies will play Murphy at first base. He should be an upgrade there over Ian Desmond.
But I’m more concerned with Murphy the person than I am Murphy the player. I’m also questioning the values of the Colorado Rockies organization.Print
- Ken Reed appears on KGNU Community Radio in Colorado (at 02:30) to discuss equality in sports and Title IX.
Ken Reed appears on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour (at 38:35) to discuss his book The Sports Reformers: Working to Make the World of Sports a Better Place, and to talk about some current sports issues.
- Ken Reed's Author Page on Amazon
- League of Fans is a sports reform project founded by Ralph Nader to fight for the higher principles of justice, fair play, equal opportunity and civil rights in sports; and to encourage safety and civic responsibility in sports industry and culture.