Former MLB player Billy Bean, who now works as the league's Ambassador for Inclusion, joined BNNY on Wednesday night to talk about his role and experiences.
Bean, who is the only openly gay major league baseball player (current or former), also discussed his relationship with former-Met Daniel Murphy, who said a few years ago that he disagreed with Bean's lifestyle -- shortly after Mets GM Sandy Alderson had invited Bean to Mets camp.
"We all know conflict is more interesting than harmony and acceptance, and I think the person that asked Daniel that question knew the type of person he is -- the type of family man, what his value system is," Bean said about Murphy's comments at the time, adding that he and Murphy have maintained a dialogue.
"The good part of this story is that over time, because of the interest of so many people -- both sides -- him and his wife contacted me and we started a friendship," Bean said. "And he said that I helped him start to consider things from a different perspective."