The San Francisco Giants became the first team in professional sports to produce an "It Gets Better" video taking a stand against anti-gay bullying and homophobia. The Giants video features four current players - Matt Cain, Sergio Romo, Andres Torres and Barry Zito - as well as Giants hitting coach Hensley "Bam Bam" Muelens, and delivers the "It Gets Better" message in English, Spanish and Japanese.
Lifelong Giants fan Sean Chapin encouraged the World Series champions to make an "It Gets Better" video by starting an online petition on Change.org following recent controversial incidents involving baseball coach Roger McDowell and basketball star Kobe Bryant. More than 6,000 Giants fans signed Chapin's petition.
Chapin is thrilled with the video. In an email he writes:
"I am ecstatic to see the San Francisco Giants reach out to LGBT youth and confront homophobia. I couldn't be more proud of my home team. I hope that the Giants' exceptional contribution to the It Gets Better Project inspires other sports teams and players to join this important cause. GO GIANTS!"
The video is below.