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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 95: My kingdom for a horse...or a starting pitcher

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This week we discuss the Mets’ outlook in the second half so far and the team’s needs as the trade deadline looms.

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 reviewing how the Mets’ second half has gone so far—Pete Alonso’s hot streak, J.D. Davis’ return from the injured list, Francisco Lindor’s injury, the acquisition of Rich Hill, and the need for still more pitching help.

Next, we talk about the Mets’ needs ahead of the trade deadline and potential trade targets.

We also discuss Simone Biles dropping out of the team gymnastics competition at the Olympics and how it harkens back to discussions we’ve had previously on the podcast about the importance of mental health and recognizing the humanity of athletes.

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.

In this week’s Walk-off Win, Allison shouted out an amazing artist named Elise Dodoles, who received a grant from the Russell J. Efros foundation to paint a series of paintings of women playing baseball.

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