Time: Near future.
Place: ATT Park, Giants' Press Room
Manager Bruce Bochy at the dais. Room jammed with reporters and cameras.
BOCHY: Thanks for coming. Today we brought up a great young pitcher from double-A, Johnny Doe. He's got a live arm, and we need his live arm.
Young Johnny Doe moves to the microphone.
JOHNNY: Thank you, sir. I feel privileged to have a shot at the Major Leagues right out of high school. It's an amazing challenge.
There's a pause then Johnny continues:
JOHNNY: Please take note: I am Gay. Completely, 100% Gay.
The silence shows how unexpected this was, then the reporters recover and start shouting question.
Tim Lincecum steps to the dais and leans into the microphone.
LINCECUM: Anyone have a problem with Johnny... you got a problem with me!
Tim hugs Johnny Doe and takes a place next to him, facing the reporters.
Angel Pagan moves to the microphone. He seems particularly intense.
PAGAN: If anyone... anyone! has a problem with Johnny Doe, you got a problem with me!
And so it goes, through the entire Giants roster, the short speech, the embrace, then standing shoulder-to-shoulder.
Finally, after twenty-three repetitions, some pro-forma, some glowering, Bruce Bochy, returns to the microphone.
BOCHY: Thanks for coming, we won't be taking any questions.
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