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Royals host anti-pornography seminar for players and coaches

The Kansas City Royals hosted an anti-pornography seminar last week for players and coaches, which should somehow not come as a surprise given what general manager Dayton Moore had to say last season on the topic.

The Royals were assisted by Fight the New Drug, an anti-pornography organization that aspires to raise “awareness on its harmful effects using only science, facts, and personal accounts.”

The group posted a photograph of Royals players and coaches in attendance at the seminar, in which the team is praised for “are the first #MLB team to actively take a stand against porn, and we’re inspired that they’re stepping up to the plate.”

If the notion that the Royals would be the first MLB team to apparently “take a stand against porn” strikes a chord, it’s because Moore last season railed against pornography last season in what was a surreal press conference.

After Royals pitcher Danny Duffy was arrested on suspicion of DUI last August, Moore somehow got off on a tangent on the harmful effects of pornography.

“We’ve done a lot of leadership stuff with our players,” Moore said, while the presser that lasted 40 minutes went off the rails. “(We’re) very transparent about things that happen in our game, not only with drugs and alcohol. We talk about pornography, and the effects of what that does to the minds of players and the distractions, and how that leads to abuse of — domestic abuse — to abuse of women. How it impacts relationships — we talk about a lot of things. And I don’t mind sharing with you.”

With all that in mind, it’s safe to assume the anti-pornography seminar was Moore’s idea and his alone and that Royals players and coaches were not clamoring to attend a symposium on this particular subject during spring training.