It was only three years ago when Daniel Murphy, then playing second base for the New York Mets, told’s Mike Vorkunov

When talking to reporters before his Chicago Cubs home debut on Thursday, Murphy spoke about the value of inclusion in baseball and other industries, and was asked about his prior clearly homophobic comments.

Murphy then discussed his relationship with Billy Beane and LGBTQA Cubs fans

The Cubs will host the 18th annual “Out at Wrigley” event on Sunday, which supports LGBTQ inclusion in MLB ballparks. It’s touted as “the nation’s original MLB gay day.” Maybe Murphy should make a surprise appearance. It would go a long way.