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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 102: John Smoltz is the Dan Brown of baseball broadcasts

This week we talk about the emotionally charged Subway Series and Sandy Alderson’s reported return.

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 all of the drama and emotions of the Subway Series, the coverage leading up to the 9/11 anniversary, and Sandy Alderson’s reported return for 2022.

Next, we talk about nationally televised games, game blackouts, and how baseball needs to find better broadcasters. We also give an update on minor league conditions and minor league pay.

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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