“Looking back, I wish I had told the whole world that I’m gay from day one.
That feeling of being relied upon, that people must turn to you as a closer to make things right, to have that role – and to have people have that feeling about me in that role – as a gay man, I think that would have been a powerful message.
If we are talking about changing people’s opinions, I do think that would have been a powerful message. But I wasn’t really thinking about that at the time.”
– Former professional baseball player Jason Burch to OutSports on his choice to remain in the closet until now