Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, October 28, 2020. It’s Wednesday. And hopefully, unlike Justin Turner, you’re wearing your mask today. We wish him well, and the same goes to all the people he may have exposed to the coronavirus at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
Your need to read time today is just over 90-seconds.
This Morning’s Outsports Headlines:
Congratulations to the entire Dodgers organization on winning the World Series, especially — as our Cyd Zeigler tweeted — two friends of Outsports: Dodgers marketing executives Erik Braverman and Lon Rosen!
- Scroll down for more links to World Series coverage!
Coming to outsports.com at 8 a.m. EDT, the first of two reports from the Outsports Podcast team: For The Runway, self-expression defines pro wrestling’s freedom
- Scroll down for the story of yet another out gay swimmer at another university, with his own video for the NCAA project “My Story Matters.”
In other LGBT Sports news...
Transgender athletes in Texas: Advantages and disadvantages, a story that references Mack Beggs as “this young trans man in the mid cities, who has been wrestling and I do know from at least media reports that he wanted to wrestle as a male but the UIL would not allow that...”
Also new this morning...
THE WAIT IS OVER: The Dodgers are World Series champions
- Lakers, Dodgers win championships in same year for first time since 1988
- Justin Turner left Game 6 of the World Series after a positive COVID-19 test
Thanks to everyone reaching out! I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine. Can’t believe I couldn’t be out there to celebrate with my guys! So proud of this team & unbelievably happy for the City of LA#WorldSeriesChamps— Justin Turner (@redturn2) October 28, 2020
But... he did celebrate with his teammates. Sometimes he was masked, sometimes not:
- Sports Illustrated tells it like it is: How the Dodgers’ World Series Celebration Became a Possible COVID-19 Superspreading Event
Tonight, we’re excited to kick off the NCAA Diversity and Inclusion Social Media Campaign and celebrate inclusive environments in college sports! Check out Grant Norgan’s story here! #MyStoryMatters #NCAAInclusion | UGA Swimming and Diving | Southeastern Conference | NCAAPosted by The Georgia Way on Tuesday, October 27, 2020
If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.
Highlights from Social Media:
Congratulations to the #Dodgers who have won their 1st #WorldSeries in 32 years. This team has heart, determination & so much talent.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) October 28, 2020
What a dream come true for @ilanakloss and I to watch it happen. Thank you to Mark Walter for allowing us to be part of a terrific organization. https://t.co/6bRbTsYi4r
Powerlifter JayCee Cooper wants everyone to vote, and she shared that message on Instagram (and on her T-shirt)!
And perhaps out runner Emma Gee needs to secure her phone, and/or her Instagram account... but whoever posted this from her account is absolutely right: “I look awesome of course but please know I’m like 10 times hotter in person.” To which her girlfriend, 6-time All-American sprinter Nikki Hiltz, says, “OMG you run, too?”
Podcast Du Jour
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, legendary NCLR athletic director Helen Carroll, recently retired, beams up to The Trans Sporter Room to join Karleigh and me to talk about her incredible career, her thoughts on transgender inclusion and...
Today’s Sports Calendar
SOCCER: Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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