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LGBT Group Says Baseball's Tradition Of Hazing Rookies By Making Them Dress In Women's Clothing 'Isolates, Excludes, And Marginalizes'

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This is prompting an inneresting discussion!

Several Major League Baseball teams have a tradition of hazing their rookie players every year by forcing them to dress up as women for team flights, and now, a powerful LGBT group aligned with pro athletes is calling on that tradition to stop!

Related: Not All MLB Rookie Hazing Is Bad!

Players on the teams — which include the Oakland Athletics, Miami Marlins, Chicago Cubs, and many others — contend that the event is harmless fun designed to lightly haze rookies while promoting team bonding.

Athlete Ally, the LGBT group, sees it differently, and they are worried the cross-dressing players are sending the wrong message to kids.

Hudson Taylor, the head of the organization, said of the tradition:

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Andy Roddick & Mardy Fish Join Athlete Ally, Take A Stand Against Homophobia!

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It's been an amazeballz few days for the LGBT community in sports! We aren't quite where we need and deserve to be, but we sure are on our way!!

Not only did Jason Collins come out as a gay man actively in the NBA, but the NHL has partnered with pro-gay initiatives, and now we're hearing that Andy Roddick & Mardy Fish have joined Athlete Ally — which is taking a stand against homophobia!!

Here's what Andy said:

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