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Podcast: St. Louis Cardinals deny credential to cover Christian Day

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Why Outsports was denied; NHL takes step back on LGBT rights; summer of gay champions.

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Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny spoke at Christian Day.
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Outsports has been credentialed to cover Super Bowls and NFL games, Final Fours, the MLS Cup, MLB games, USOC events and even the ESPYs. But we were denied a credential by the St. Louis Cardinals to cover Christian Day, where the featured speaker was former player Lance Berkman, who campaigned against an LGBT rights bill in Houston. It turns out that the Cardinals hid behind a nonexistent Major League Baseball policy on credentialing websites. We discuss what happened and why.

We also look at the NHL's curious decision to hold its draft next year in Texas, even as the state debates an anti-transgender bill.

Finally, we look at three openly gay athletes who have been summer stars in their sports.

Listen here.