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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 63: The “devil magic” is good player development

This week, we do a post-mortem on the 2020 Mets and discuss a certain Reds pitcher and a certain (former) Reds announcer.

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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 begin by talking about the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 2020 season, including the embarrassment of missing the playoffs in the age of expanded playoffs. We also discuss Sandy Alderson’s impending return to the Mets organization.

Next, we talk about NL Cy Young contender Trevor Bauer and his history of bad behavior, both online and offline.

We also discuss the latest update in the Thom Brennaman situation—his resignation from announcing, his and the Reds’ bogus statements, and the unfortunate pattern of treating people in marginalized communities like opportunities to better oneself.

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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