Sorry to go back to a quote from a page ago, but I thought this brought up an interesting point.They'd whine the loudest, but that would elicit a quick "shut your hole and do your job" if I was coaching.
Everyone in a major league clubhouse is there to do a JOB.
That's forgotten constantly.
Everyone dreams of being a major league baseball player their entire life, so they forget that the people that make it are employees.
Adam Dunn gets a paycheck every two weeks, and sticks it in the bank. Just like you. Just like everyone.
How would it work out if an employee of IBM was gay and his co-workers flipped out?
The co-workers would be fired. And quickly I imagine.
But with baseball we talk about the chemistry, and the bonding, and the blah blah blah.
As far as the basic rules go, a position as a major league baseball player shouldn't be any different than a position in an office. Or a factory. Or a restaurant.
Anyone thinking otherwise is forgetting that these people are employees.