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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 20: Wilmer Flores, Backstreet Boys, Kangaroos, and some baseball

This week, we’re excited about the Mets playing meaningful games in late August and Pete Alonso’s record. We also talk about MLB’s partnerships with Facebook and YouTube. And the Backstreet Boys.

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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’re pretty jazzed about how well the Mets have been playing, including the starting pitching stepping it up, Amed Rosario continuing to roll, Juan Lagares’ strong week, the solid addition of Joe Panik, the potential returns of Brandon Nimmo and Jed Lowrie, and more. But most of all, we’re excited about Pete Alonso breaking the single-season home run record for an NL rookie. (0:45)

Next, we expand upon a previous discussion about attempts to expand the game to a younger audience, this time focusing on Major League Baseball’s partnerships with Facebook and YouTube, weighing the pros and cons of broadcasting games on those platforms. (23:52)

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. (43:40)

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