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Podcast: A sea change in baseball?

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer, shown in April.
(David Zalubowski / Associated Press)

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer hasn’t played a Major League Baseball game since late June, when a woman received a temporary restraining order against him after alleging that consensual sexual encounters turned into sexual and physical assaults on two occasions. Bauer has not been charged with any crimes and denies the allegations, and a judge denied last week a request to make the restraining order permanent.

But the controversy has cast a harsh light on sexism in baseball, which has been present in the sport since its start and continues to plague the national pastime. And this time, the reaction seems different.

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Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guest: L.A. Times deputy sports editor Iliana Limón Romero

More reading:

What we know about the Trevor Bauer case, and what we’ll never know

2021 hindsight: Inside the Trevor Bauer disaster and how the Dodgers got here

Commentary: Trevor Bauer, faced with report of previous protective order, plays old card: Bullying

About The Times

“The Times” is made by columnist Gustavo Arellano, senior producer Denise Guerra and producers Shannon Lin, Marina Peña and Melissa Kaplan. Our editors are Lauren Raab and Shani O. Hilton. Our engineer is Mario Diaz. Our intern is Ashlea Brown. Our theme song was composed by Andrew Eapen.

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