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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 6: Baseball has a domestic violence problem

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This week, we are frustrated with both the Mets and Major League Baseball, each for very different reasons.

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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 discuss the sad state of the Mets, including the Adeiny Hechavarria/Dominic Smith roster move, the pitching injuries, and the beleaguered offense. (0:58)

CONTENT WARNING: In the second segment of this week’s show, we speak about domestic violence. If this is content that is difficult for you to listen to or you would prefer not to hear it, skip ahead to the Walk-off Wins segment.

Next, we speak about Major League Baseball’s domestic violence problem and our feelings about that as female baseball fans. Specifically, we cover the way domestic violence has been framed as a redemption narrative when it comes to players like Addison Russell, Roberto Osuna, Jose Reyes, and others, when it is the stories of victims that should be front and center. (28:51)

If you or someone you know is in a dangerous situation or a victim of intimate partner violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline. There are also many state and national organizations that provide resources to victims and survivors, including the Pace Women’s Justice Center in New York.

We then cleanse our emotion-laden hearts with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. (1:00:46)

Finally, we read our favorite submission to our iTunes review giveaway and announce that the winner of the Jacob deGrom Cy Young bobblehead will be alerted Wednesday morning as the show goes live. (1:09:01)

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Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: There’s no crying in podcasting!