Girl At The Game founder Gabrielle Starr and NESN’s Alexandra Francisco turned their lifelong sports fandom into careers. Now, they’ve joined forces to keep viewers entertained and informed on the latest in sports. Each episode, they'll bring you the news, react to relevant storylines, deliver sports culture segments, and share guest interviews. Welcome to 'Girl At The Game,' the sports podcast by women, for everyone.
The One With All the MLB Managers and a Tribute to Tommy
You know it's been a peak MLB week when the hirings of AJ Hinch and Alex Cora aren't even the most insane thing to happen around the league. Gab and Al discuss the two newly-reinstated and re-hired managers as well as recently unretired White Sox Manager-Elect Tony La Russa's Draco Malfoy moment during his arrest, and what all of these hirings mean for their various teams. They also discuss MLB handing out Gold Gloves during the Election and talk about crazy cyber-bullying incidents from the week.
Later in the episode, the girls pay tribute to Celtics' legend Tommy Heinsohn, who passed away on the day this episode was recorded. Heinsohn was a part of the Celtics organization for six decades as a player, coach, and broadcaster, for each of the 17 championships. Celtics Nation will not be the same without him.
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The One With Ryan McCollum and PLEASE VOTE
This week, brilliant political consultant Ryan McCollum schools Gab and Al on sports betting and local government in Massachusetts. They discuss how it can help local businesses recover from the financial havoc COVID-19 has and continues to wreak, how legalizing gambling and sports betting can make the practices much safer, what this would mean for college sports, and more.
MA voters: find your local early voting location and where to drop your ballot and GO VOTE!!!!
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The Special One With Martín Pérez
The Red Sox' newest starting pitcher and newest fan-favorite, Martín Pérez joins the show for a special episode!
He and Gabrielle talk about his first season in Boston, building team chemistry under strict COVID protocol, becoming a team leader, his love of music, his decision to come to Boston, his hopes for the future, and so much more.
The One With Jared Weiss and the Celtics Report Card
Both the Red Sox' and Celtics' seasons came to an end on Sunday, so Gab and Al chat with The Athletic's very own superstar Celtics writer and podcaster and fellow ramen-lover, Jared Weiss, about the playoffs, the Kemba vs. Kyrie debate, Jaylen and Jayson's growth, what Danny Ainge might do this offseason, and some hot Pacers gossip!
Also in this episode: a farewell to Ron Roenicke, some Alex Cora speculation, Alyssa Thomas' superhuman shoulders, and a very unglamorous Stanley Cup with a typical Florida ending.
The One With the Eastern Conference Finals and Bill Belichick's Sweatshirt
After a mini-hiatus, the girls are BACK! Gab and Al discuss Celtics vs. Heat in the ECF so far, Kemba Walker's leadership, the locker room brawl, Gordon Hayward staying in the Bubble, and "fans" harassing his wife about her pregnancy. They then dive into some tough and frustrating topics, including Skip Bayless' comments about Dak Prescott's mental health revelations, Jason Whitlock's sexist comments about Maria Taylor and Katie Nolan, and why all of these issues point to toxic masculinity being on the rise in sports media.
Also in this episode: recapping Cam Newton's first 2 games as Patriots QB, Bill Belichick's ripped sweatshirt, the weirdness of the 2020 Red Sox, and a little insider gossip from an MLB player's wife about how Rob Manfred is handling baseball this season.
The One With Paige Spiranac and Slut-Shaming
Gab and Al are joined by professional golfer and influencer Paige Spiranac to discuss being a woman in her male-dominated sport, dealing with sexism, slut-shaming, and cyber-bullying, golf in the time of coronavirus, double standards, and female competition and antagonism in sports.
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Love their work!!
Gabrielle and Alexandra do a phenomenal job with this podcast. They are absolute forces to be reckoned with in the sports media world. Their work is entertaining, thorough, and thoughtful. Looking forward to future episodes!
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