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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 67: Winter meetings and more with Elizabeth Muratore

This week, we chat with Elizabeth Muratore of Rising Apple about our fandoms, what we expect from the Mets at the winter meetings, and more.

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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 have Elizabeth Muratore of our sister blog Rising Apple on the show. We begin by discussing Elizabeth’s Mets fandom and how she began writing about the Mets. We also wax poetic about the Mets blogging community and going to Mets games in the Before Times.

Next, we talk about the Trevor May signing and what we expect out of the new regime at this week’s winter meetings.

In our baseball segment, we discuss why executives might be turned off by Steve Cohen’s bold proclamations and how it is one example of an ongoing disturbing cost-cutting mindset in front offices (especially in the time of COVID-19). We cite the Phillies’ failed rebuild, the Rays not building on their success, and the prominent non-tenders across baseball as other indicators.

We also salute the late Dick Allen, who should be in the Hall of Fame.

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.

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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 follow Elizabeth Muratore on Twitter (@nymfan97) and read her work at Rising Apple. You can also email the show at

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