Dan Woog

Out of 'The OutField'

More than 10 years ago, I wrote my first "OutField" column. The goal was to offer a mix of stories: national events and trends; profiles of athletes, from high profile to unknown, in sports ranging from major to obscure. I had lots of ideas. I could [...]

The OutField: It's a Big LGBT Sports World Out There

In the beginning, there was nothing. If you were an LGBT athlete, coach or fan, you were on your own. You had no idea there were others like you anywhere in the sports world. You thought you were alone. Though men and women were coming out in every [...]

The OutField

As it does with so many youngsters, sports saved Kaig Lightner. Soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball – all gave him a place to be himself. On the fields, courts and diamonds of suburban Seattle, Lightner found a sense of purpose. He gained [...]

The OutField: Genderqueer in baseball's front office

Growing up in central California an hour and a half west of Yosemite, Jen Ramos was not exactly a sports fan. But one day 10 years ago, Ramos "randomly" watched a post-season Major League Baseball game and was hooked. Ramos was intrigued by the [...]