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 what feels like at LEAST a month’s worth of Mets crammed into one week—soon after Javy Báez’s post “thumbs down” storybook ending, the Mets went on a winning streak. But amidst all of that, acting GM Zack Scott was arrested and charged with a DUI and subsequently placed on administrative leave by the Mets.
In his media availability yesterday, Sandy Alderson characterized all of the “unbecoming” behavior on the part of Mets front office personnel as “unrelated” incidents, not necessarily indicative of a single flaw in the Mets’ hiring process. We discuss the wrongheadedness of this characterization and the fact that even when Alderson knew about bad behavior on the part of his employees in the past, he chose not to act.
We also talk about Alderson’s update on Jacob deGrom’s injury, in which apparently deGrom’s elbow magically healed itself!
In our baseball segment this week, we talk about speculation around the industry that Trevor Bauer will be suspended for “at least one year” by the league under its domestic violence policy, which would at least match the longest suspension ever handed down under the policy.
We also discuss an ill-advised tweet on the part of former MLB (and Mets) reliever Kyle Farnsworth about Trey Mancini and how it reflects the toxic masculinity ubiquitous in the game.
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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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