Escobar's $90,000 "Joke"
Things Do Change Dept: The cautionary tale of Yunel Escobar of the Toronto Blue Jays, who during a recent game against the Boston Red Sox wrote “Tu Ere Maricon,” an anti-gay slur in Spanish, on his eye black, for which act of creativity he was suspended for three games, with his $90,000-plus salary donated to two gay advocacy groups. The team declared the taunt "an unacceptable message." Of course, the fact the guy makes that kind of money for a few hours of playing ball is another kind of unacceptable message, but that's another story. For now, words matter.