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Indiana Legislator Gives A New Meaning To “Talking About Baseball”

Jim Burroway

August 26th, 2011

New rule: it's not gay when you're talking about sports.

There was a time when hiking the Appalachian trail meant, well, hiking the Appalachian trail. It doesn’t anymore. In today’s adventure in euphemisms, Indiana State Rep. Phillip Hinkle says that when he went trolling on Craiglist’s Casual Encounters section under “m4m” to find an eighteen-year-old man to pay $80 for companionship with the promise of a $50 to $60 tip for a “really good time”  because Hinkle loves “getting and staying naked,” it turns out what he really had in mind was talking about basketball baseball. Which totally makes him not gay.

Update (8/27): Basketball, baseball — they’re the same thing, aren’t they?



Richard W. Fitch
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Is it really all that far from ‘basketball’ to ‘basket and ball(s)’?

Ben in Atlanta
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

It’s Track & Field for me. I know what I’m looking at when I watch it. It sure as hell doesn’t make me straight. Ooh baby! Let’s talk about sports.

August 26th, 2011 | LINK

I hired someone to lift my luggage when I went on vacation to hike on the Appalachian trail. Most of the time with my companions involved talking about basketball.

B John
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Likes to discuss basketball naked (or naked basketball). Nothing wrong with that.

August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Dribble…. balls…. rim…. shot clock…. yeah basketball’s super-gay

August 26th, 2011 | LINK

The article also says he paid the guy to talk about the view. You know, cause when I’m alone in a hotel room, I always dump $80 on people to discuss the panoramic vista. Or maybe he wanted to talk joy behar and Barbara walters. Nothing gay about that, either

Ben In Oakland
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

when this gay boy played basketball, I was known as the best ball handler on the team.

Really, these lines practically write themselves.

Timothy Kincaid
August 26th, 2011 | LINK

What a fool.

If he paid any attention at all, he’d see that those who came through the scandal best are those who see it as an indication that its time to be honest.

Roy Ashburn is a much happier man today, who earned some respect in the midst of his scandal. Larry Craig is just the punchline of a joke.

August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Good point about Roy Ashburn. I was all full of schaddenfreude when that happened, but he seems to have actually turned over a gay-positive leaf.

August 26th, 2011 | LINK

Basketball. I was going to make a comment but I think I’ll just sit here and giggle.

August 27th, 2011 | LINK

Came for the ball jokes.

Leaving satisfied.

Lynn David
August 27th, 2011 | LINK

Well it is Indiana. But he could have paid a lot less and just pretended he needed a haircut if wanted to talk Hoosier hysteria.

I wonder if the kid’s name was Wooden?

Ben In Oakland
August 27th, 2011 | LINK

WMD– you’re welcome.

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