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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 94: Sheryl Ring on Trevor Bauer, consent, and centering survivors

This week we have Sheryl Ring on the show to discuss Trevor Bauer’s legal situation, centering victims, and enjoying baseball despite what makes us cynical about it.

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 the legal ins and outs of the Trevor Bauer situation with Sheryl and what does (and does not) constitute consent. We also touch on her personal as a victim and her interactions with Bauer’s representatives.

Next, we shout out the first all-female MLB broadcast in league history and talk about how it should be just a first step toward a more inclusive game. We also talk about the Olympics, their precarious situation regarding COVID-19, and the uneven standards the IOC has used for competition and the problems that represents for diversity and inclusion.

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) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich), and Kellyanne Healey (@ellarebee). You can follow our guest Sheryl Ring on Twitter (@Ring_Sheryl). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.