Rob Manfred has made diversity, in all its forms, an emphasis in his commissionership. Retrieved December 4, MLB's embrace of Bean in his current role he has met with all 30 clubs at one point or another in the last four years is evidence of the acceptance he's earned. That's why Bean is here. They had admired each other's baseball talents from a distance -- Bean a rangy outfielder from Loyola Marymount, Lovullo a power-hitting second baseman from UCLA -- and now they were temporarily teamed up in games that didn't matter but that they both took seriously. But in this friendship, there is a meaningful message, too.
His career was perfectly unremarkable, like a thousand other human beings'.
Bean-Lovullo bond inspires as game's culture evolves
The kind of culture Billy Bean never knew as a ballplayer. Lovullo and Bean didn't talk for many years, and that's the dispiriting element of this story, which we'll delve into in just a moment. Anthony Castrovince has been a reporter for MLB. Yet on this day, in this moment in the Arizona Diamondbacks clubhouse, he can say them with the confidence that he is admired, supported and encouraged by the leader of this group. There's a great deal of many things, like my pride. And what a privilege it would be to pay your last respects to such a man in person. Bean brings that sense of teamwork to his message by not forcing it onto any given club.
Age and illness had blinded Poppy, who was laid up in a retirement home. The marriage lasted for three years. Bean is now working to change that frame of reference. After breaking through to the bigs inhe rattled around for three years, spent four years in the minors, then made it back to MLB in before retiring in When Bean made his announcement back inhe said he was terrified how his former teammates would receive the news.