"I don't mean for this to be a distraction. I'm hoping this is gonna ward off distractions. And if, incidentally, there's any kid out there struggling with his identity, I hope this sends a message that it's OK. They can follow their dreams no matter what. Any young man, creed, whatever, can go out there and become a ballplayer. Or an interior decorator.
-- Star outfielder Darren Lemming announcing he is gay in the award-winning play, "Take Me Out"