The Tampa Bay Rays have recorded a video for the It Gets Better project to tell LGBT teens and all bullied youth that life will get better and there is support out there.
Players of the Tampa Bay Rays including Johnny Damon , B.J. Upton, Sam Fuld, Sean Rodriguez and manager Joe Maddon make appearances in the video, with Johnny Damon speaking from personal experience how he was bullied as a kid for a stutter, and how he overcame that.
This puts the Tampa Bay Rays among at least nine Major League Baseball teams to have either committed to recording or have completed an “It Gets Better” video.
Watch the Tampa Bay Rays’ contribution below:
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