Hello and welcome to On Deck Circle for today, Monday, March 1, 2021. Today marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month and it’s the day my New York Mets start their exhibition spring training games!
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Today’s LGBTQ Sports History Highlight:
On this day in 1903, Major League Baseball Rules Committee rule that pitcher’s mound must not be more than 15 inches higher than the baselines or home plate. So, it turns out, size does matter!
Today’s Outsports Headlines:
Celebrate the historic achievements of girls and women in LGBTQ sports, beginning with Billie Jean King
Other LGBTQ Sports stories making news...
ESPN catches up to a story we did in Outsports in January: Heard of the Steelers? No, not them, the gay rugby team from London
Today’s SB Nation’s top story...
Top LGBTQ News...
And HRC wants you to remember this is Bisexuality+ Health Awareness Month!
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.
Social Media Spotlight:
Billie Jean King was at Madison Square Garden Sunday night for the first-ever PWHPA women’s hockey game and the first to be nationally-televised!
A night to remember forever.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) March 1, 2021
The first professional women’s hockey game ever played @TheGarden and the first to be broadcast live on national television.
Congratulations to the @PWHPA and all involved in this historic night. pic.twitter.com/jOY7rWpFxK
Today’s Outsports Podcast:
Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. Today, Cyd Zeigler returns with a fresh episode of Five Rings To Rule Them All. His guest this week is Jon Holmes, a powerful force in British sports media, and an advocate for coverage of LGBTQ athletes and inclusion in sports. An editor at SkySports and the manager of Sports Media LGBT+, Holmes has dramatically increased coverage of the issues at his own publication. Click here to listen:
Today’s Sports Calendar:
MLB Spring Training:
Exhibition games are underway! Click here for MLB’s guide to your favorite teams’ schedules.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro hockey action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s pro basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of men’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of women’s college basketball action today.
Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.
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