Steve Buckley

January 6, 2011 by staff 

Steve Buckley, Longtime Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley his hmosxlity in a column published today. Buckley said he regrets having told his mother he would come seven years ago, but she died and he kept putting it off – until now. “It is my hope that from now on I’ll be more involved” in the LGBT community, Buckley writes. “I’m not really sure what I mean by being involved,” but it’s a start: I’m Gay ”
A candid confession: There was a time when I hated when my mother would call with an urgent request that I drop everything to take her shopping.

These trips often involved the pursuit of trivial objects – shoes, a table lamp, frozen strawberries. Or rugs: In a given year, my mother would acquire enough points to carpet cover every square inch of the playing field at Fenway Park [map], including the bullpen.

I, on the other hand, had more important things to do – like going to the radio to share my concerns about the depth of the special teams the Patriots [team stats], “Dan Duquette or take on the task his belief that Jose Offerman said would replace capacity based on Mo Vaughn.

Now I will not say that these last seven years have been filled with sadness and fear, because the reality is that I’m a pretty happy guy – great family, great friends and a job I really enjoy, even so, OK, I probably talk too much about the 67 [team stats] Red Sox, the “Godfather” movies (“I” and “II” but never “III”) and rotations series pitch.

But I put this off long enough. I was not just my family, friends or colleagues. And I certainly have not been fair to myself: For too many years I have been on the fringes of the gay community in Boston, but not in the game – literally and metaphorically, as I feel I had a career quite well in the (gay) of the Beantown Softball League.

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