MLB Backs GLAAD’s Anti-Bullying #SpiritDay [VIDEO]

Posted today to Major League Baseball’s website:

We still have the blue of the Dodgers and Cubs, the Yankees’ navy, and Houston’s navy and orange. Now you can add postseason purple as well.

Today is Spirit Day, and Major League Baseball and all 30 clubs are again taking a united stand against bullying by joining GLAAD in “going purple” to show support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth. In addition to the symbolic purple found on all MLB social channels, MLB and Twitter partnered with GLAAD to launch a special #SpiritDay emoji.

“Major League Baseball and our clubs are proud to once again join GLAAD and Twitter in taking a stand against bullying and supporting LGBTQ youth,” said Billy Bean, MLB’s vice president and special assistant to the Commissioner.

“We encourage supportive and accepting environments among our young fans, in the workplace, in our clubhouses, on the field and in the stands. Spirit Day is a wonderful opportunity for MLB to share our values with our stakeholders, fans and anyone who loves baseball.”

“Bullying is widespread,” Mets third baseman David Wright said. “It’s a serious problem that can happen to anyone at any time at any place.”