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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 161: From Oakland to Sin City with Jen Ramos

This week on the show, we talk about the dire situation that is the Mets’ pitching staff and special guest Jen Ramos joins us for a chat about the Oakland A’s and taxpayer-funded stadiums.

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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, an all-women led Home Run Applesauce podcast 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 ugly play by the Mets this past week and the pitching staff being in shambles. We also talk about recent reporting that revealed that Steve Cohen looked into putting a retractable roof on Citi Field, but balked at the price tag.

In our baseball segment this week, we have friend of the pod Jen Ramos on to use their policy brain to chat about taxpayer-funded stadiums, the A’s departing for Vegas, and MLB censoring fan protests of A’s ownership.

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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