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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 33: When the Mets can’t even afford a backup catcher (but maybe they will someday)

This week, the winter meetings are in full swing and we discuss the impending end of the Wilpon era.

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we preface the show with the devastating news that podcast guest and beloved member of the baseball community, Jen Mac Ramos was critically injured in a car accident that killed their husband. (0:45)

You can donate to the GoFundMe set up by the Ramos family to cover Jen’s medical expenses here.

Then, we begin the show with a chat about what the Mets are doing—or not doing, as the case may be—at the winter meetings. (4:09)

Next, we talk about the day we never thought would come: the Wilpons’ sale of the team to current minority owner Steve Cohen, who will eventually take control of the team five years down the line. We also wrestle with the ethical issues involved with Cohen’s checkered past and give a shoutout to Sheryl Ring’s fantastic writing on the topic, and other topics of interest to the show. (32:38)

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. (59:41)

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