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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 88: Francisco Lindor stans only

This week on the show, we discuss the racist remarks directed at Marcus Stroman, the brilliance of Jacob deGrom, the resurgence of Lindor and McCann, and the crackdown by MLB on foreign substance use by pitchers.

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 discussing Diamondbacks broadcaster Bob Brenley’s racist remark about Marcus Stroman during Tuesday night’s broadcast.

Next, we talk about the Mets’ continued strong play of late, thanks to Francisco Lindor, James McCann, and Dominic Smith all suddenly swinging hot bats. We also wax poetic about how we are spoiled getting to watch Jacob deGrom every fifth day and witness history before our eyes.

In the second half of the show, we cover MLB’s plan to crack down on foreign substance use by pitchers and what this means for the game. We also talk about LGBTQ+ representation in baseball and how rainbow avatars on Twitter are an empty gesture without action.

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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