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Red Sox voice support for Jason Collins

The Red Sox tweeted out their support for Jason Collins today:

“We salute you @jasoncollins34 for your courage and leadership. Any time you want to throw out a first pitch at Fenway Park, let us know.”

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It’s only a matter of time before active baseball players join Collins. Based on the overwhelmingly positive reaction today for Collins — athletes from all sports and other public figures have voiced their support — it’s inevitable.

When you think about it, baseball has all sorts of different people. The Red Sox’ 40-man roster has players from the US, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

There are two guys who graduated from Yale and others who probably haven’t cracked a book in years. There are blacks, whites, Asians, and Latinos. There are various religions, too. Mix it all up and they have the best record in baseball. If one of the players reveals that he is gay, how could that possibly matter?

Hopefully, we’re at a place in society where all that matters is whether you can play.

David Ortiz, as an example, said Sunday that he is getting divorced and asked for privacy for his family. His personal business is just that -- his personal business -- and we should all respect that. The same is true for everybody, no matter what their personal business is.

Also:

• The Sox are off today. The team will fly to Toronto late this afternoon for a three-game series against the Jays that starts Tuesday. Then they’re off to Texas for three games.

Toronto is 9-17 and in some serious trouble, according to Fangraphs.com.

As the Red Sox proved in 2011, gathering up a bunch of star players is no guarantee of success. The Dodgers (12-12) and Angels (9-15) may be examples, too.

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