Apr 27, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT
TMZ is now live-streaming a news conference at the LA law office of noted publicity werewolf Gloria Allred, who revealed the identity of a “Major League Baseball coach” she claims made “shocking gay slurs” and used “vulgar sexual gestures” at a recent game, in front of, among others, nine-year-old twin girls. It’s Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell, who allegedly made the comments at my beloved AT&T Park in San Francisco, in the outfield during batting practice.
Allred was joined atthe press conference by Giants fans and Fresno residents Justin Quinn, his wife Jessica Quinn and the two young girls, adorably dressed in pink. The girls both made statements. This is what’s known in the legal profession as “Big trouble for Roger McDowell.”
Allred contends that McDowell yelled at three male fans in the bleachers, asking them “are you a homo couple or a threesome?” and later made lewd gestures with a bat. When Quinn protested that his girls were present, McDowell allegedly said “Kids don’t belong at the f*****g ballpark,” and threatened Quinn, asking “How much do you think your teeth are worth?”
According to Allred, the family claims they also witnessed McDowell tell the group of male fans, “Are you three giving it to each other in the a**?”
Justin Quinn excerpt:
“Even though I am not gay, and these statements were not directed at me, I heard them, and so did my nine-year-old daughters. … Children should not be told that they do not belong at the ballpark.”
Quinn immediately complained to staff at AT&T, whom he said were “very attentive, and took it seriously.” He also filed a police report. Quinn said that he didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary that occurred in the bleachers that would make McDowell explode.
“He turned around and proceeded to go through the events described. Fans were saying throw us the ball, and apparently Mr. McDowell thought he heard something that warranted him doing something as a coach. … I had proceeded to yell out that there are kids here, and he proceeded to say ‘Kids don’t belong at the f-ing ballpark.’ At that point he turned toward me, grabbed a bat and asked how much my teeth are worth to me?”
Above is Quinn and Allred demonstrating what McDowell did with the bat.
I’m watching the live stream of the press conference, and now Quinn is noting that it was Easter Saturday, how baseball is “America’s game,” and is invoking the recent violence at Dodger Stadium. Wow. McDowell is getting pummeled.
Braves pitching coach accused of hurling gay slurs [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
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