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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 169: Vibesy Third Basemen

This week, we talk about whether Buck Showalter is going to be fired, the Eduardo Escobar trade, The Athletic’s 2023 MLB players poll, how expensive it is to attend a ballgame, and more.

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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 latest disastrous week of Mets baseball, including Sunday’s loss to the Phillies, which is perhaps the biggest disaster of all in a season full of disasters. We also talk about Buck Showalter’s dwindling job security and the Eduardo Escobar trade.

In our baseball segment this week, we chat about what players had to say about various 2023 storylines in The Athletic’s MLB player poll. We also talk about the rising expense of attending baseball games and All Star voting.

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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