However, I would not want to take a shower with any of these guys.
I don't know about you, but I have no desire to shower with my straight friends either - or any guys for that matter; regardless of their sexual orientation. But, I don't believe this is the real issue. IMHO, the underlying concern of gays in the clubhouse is the perceived threat to the "old boy's club" environment, enjoyed throughout the locker rooms of America.
Just as female, and minority hirings can vouch for in traditional white male bastions such as the fire & police departments throughout our country.
That said, what this boils down to is discriminatory in nature, and threatens one's right
to earn a gainful living, i.e. the pursuit of happiness. Is this a good thing? I think not.
Personally, I'd hold a teammate of upstanding character who happens to be gay, in far higher esteem and respect, than some wife-beating dirtbag like Wil Cordero, and countless others who commit such heinous and reprehensible acts.
Unfortunately, the notion of being gay and of upstanding moral character is still an oxymoron to many in our society.
It boils down to stupidity, ignorance and homophobia, in the view of this non-PC straight white male. IMHO, if a man knows who and what he is, and is about, then his masculinity should not be so fragile.
As Americans, we're able to choose our friends and those whom we pass time with outside of work. However, most of us are unable to control the people we work amongst, that is, unless we seek out employment elsewhere.
Why should baseball players be any different?