The Los Angeles Dodgers is the latest Major League Baseball team to come out in support of LGBT youth by contributing their message of inspiration the the “It Gets Better” Project.
The video features coach Don Mattingly, James Loney, Matt Guerrier, Jamey Carroll, A.J. Ellis, Rod Barajas and Hiroki Kuroda, and whose message includes, “We’re here to tell you, you deserve respect … you are worthy, and it does get better.”
LAist notes, “In declaring “It doesn’t matter which team you cheer for,” the Dodgers video also doubles as a somber follow-up to the opening game day tragedy in the stadium parking lot that found San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow the victim of a brutal beating handed down by a Dodgers fan.
The Minnesota Twins and the Washington Nationals are also reported to be planning videos.
To date, no teams from the NBA or the NFL have produced, or announced plans to produce, an “It Gets Better” video.