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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 59: A conversation with Jen Ramos

This week we welcome Jen Ramos to the show to discuss the Mets’ COVID situation and Thom Brennaman using a slur on air.

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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 welcome Jen Ramos to the show and begin by discussing the Mets’ COVID situation and how that impacts the team the rest of the way.

Next, we talk about Thom Brennaman using a homophobic slur on air and Jen Ramos discusses how baseball can do a much better job of being more inclusive and welcoming to the LGBTQ community. They gave the example of Kobe Bryant being suspended for using the same slur so Brennaman claiming ignorance of its meaning rang hollow.

They also talked about minor leaguer Tyler Dunnington who sadly quit baseball after overhearing teammates say gays should be killed and how baseball is losing talented people because they feel unwelcome in the sport.

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.

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), you can follow our guest Jen Ramos (@jenmacramos), as well all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at

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