By: Michael Ganci

Craig Carton: What Daniel Murphy Said Was Offensive


The Boomer and Carton Show, which airs Monday through Friday from 6-10 am on WFAN in New York, features Boomer Esiason, the former quarterback of the New York Jets, and Craig Carton, who often has controversial things to say himself.

The pair touched on Daniel Murphy’s comments yesterday regarding Billy Bean, who is a homosexual. You can what Murphy said below:

“I disagree with the lifestyle,” Murphy told the Daily News when asked about Bean’s visit. “But that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t love a teammate who is gay. I was glad he was here today and to hear his story.”
“I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual,” Murphy continued. “That doesn’t mean I can’t still invest in him and get to know him. I don’t think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect.”
“Getting to know him.” That, I would say, you can still accept them but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100%.”

Carton was the first to go on the offensive:

“Daniel Murphy did everything he could to try to couch what he was saying so it didn’t come across as hateful or hurtful,” Carton said. “But the reality is, what he said is offensive.”

After hearing the quotes from Murphy, Esiason agreed with Carton’s assessment.

“He sounds like he’s pretty aggressive,” Esiason said. “That’s why he should just play baseball. His language is way over the top and too strong.”

You can watch the full video from Boomer and Carton this morning below.

What do you think of Murphy’s comments? Do you agree or disagree with him? Tell us in the comments section below.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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  1. Larry Aresco

    March 4, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    I hope when Daniel Murphy gets married he doesn’t have any kids. Because what would happen if one of his kids are gay, throw them to the crub. You are born gay you just say gee I am going to gay I know because my son is gay I read up about being gay. Plus my 9 year old grandson, his parents are straight is gay you can just tell at that age

    • Wanda Metsfan

      March 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

      Umm, he IS married and does have a child. In fact, he caught a lot of flack last season because he missed Opening Day to be with his wife and newborn son. THAT decision got him an invitation to the White House.

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  3. oz973

    March 5, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Why was he asking Daniel Murphy about gays in the first place? Murphy didn’t start this conversation. This reporter went to him and started asking him about gays and Murphy told him what he thought! You’re in an MLB clubhouse, why not ask him a baseball question.

  4. Judy

    October 24, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I don’t know how this can be offensive. He didn’t say anything bad about gay people,only that he disagreed with their life style. A lot of people feel that way but still like the people. People get too carried away.

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