Former Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy comes out of the closet
Former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy sat down with Frank Bruni of the New York Times recently and spoke for the first time publicly about his sexuality. He’s gay, and like many people, especially public figures and especially people in the world of professional sports, McClatchy’s time in the closet was difficult, trying and unsatisfying in many, many ways.
But being away from the day-to-day of professional sports since selling the Pirates -- and finding himself in a stable relationship -- have eased his mind and improved his life. And about that stable relationship?
That’s probably the best thing ever.
Though really, we can’t undersell how being away from the Pirates has likely improved his life too. That place is a misery factory.