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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 13: Peak Mets Threat Level Red

This week, we unpack a week that even in Metsville qualifies as disastrous and take a look at disparities in discipline around the league

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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 try to wrap our minds around the cavalcade of Mets drama, from the Sunday’s locker room throwdown to leaks about Brodie’s backseat managing to bullpen meltdowns. (0:34)

For more reading on this circus, check out former Mets beat writer Marc Carig’s takedown of team leadership and the Post’s brutal take on Callaway’s standing as manager.

Next, we look at a related topic: MLB discipline. Both umpires and the league have standards that seem variable and unpredictable and it’s a real problem. (33:47)

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. (50:21)

And a quick update to an earlier show: the brilliant and talented Dr. Meredith Wills has published a follow-up to her work last year on the difference in the baseballs resulting in the home run surge. It’s a must-read!

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