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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 15: A Crossover Extravaganza!

We switch things up this week and talk to Mets minors podcasters Lukas and Ken while lending out Allison and Linda to our companion shows.

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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. We are back in your feeds after our brief hiatus last week.

It’s a shake-up week at Amazin’ Avenue Audio and we welcome Lukas Vlahos and Ken Lavin as guest hosts while lending Allison out to From Complex to Queens and Linda to Amazin’ Avenue The Show.

This week, Maggie, Ken, and Lukas bemoan the Mets’ botched communications around Amed Rosario’s benching, as well as the classic Mets melange of bad process and bad luck that has landed Zack Wheeler on the injured list at the worst possible moment. (1:40)

Then, we take a broad look at the state of labor issues in the minor leagues. The current system leaves the youngest and most vulnerable professional players open to sub-minimum wage, poor working conditions, and potentially dangerous experimentation. What will it take to get MLB to invest in their human resources? (23:30)

And finally, we wrap things up as usual with our walk-off wins - one thing that made each of us happy this week! (44:33)

You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen through the embedded player below.

You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.

You can find our guest hosts on Twitter as well: Lukas Vlahos (@lvlahos343) and Ken Lavin (@KenLavin91). And check them and the rest of the minors team out on From Complex to Queens, available every Monday in the same feed as A Pod of Their Own.

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