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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 12: Don’t be an a**hole

This week, we talk about the Mets’ bullpen and injury woes and have a discussion about online harassment.

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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 begin by assessing the bullpen situation and the Mets’ recent rash of injuries, holding out hope that the team can perform on this decisive road trip. (2:53)

Next, we share our experiences with online harassment, as well as share the stories of others, and have a discussion about just how pervasive and scary these things can be as a woman, trans person, or nonbinary person online. Thanks so much to everyone that reached out to us. We are deeply grateful for your help with this segment. (30:55)

You can read about the fallout Sheryl Ring dealt with after reporting about the Cubs’ coverage of Addison Russell on All Heels on Deck.

You can watch the video of men reading mean Tweets to Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain that were written about them here. It is a perfect illustration of how these things may be easy to say from behind a keyboard, but become very difficult to say to someone’s face.

Please check out Kieran Lovegrove’s pinned tweet where he encourages his female, trans, and nonbinary followers to post their experiences with harassment.

Finally, we wrap things up as we always do with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. (1:17:56)

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