Spoils of Akron Podcast


Episode 94 - Akron Racers: in a League of Their Own

July 6, 2017

Joey Arrietta considers her job a labor of love. The owner and general manager of the Akron Racers professional softball team talks with Cody and Chris about Akron's stake in this league that has now gained an international reach (one of the current National Pro Fastpitch teams is from China). The league will also most likely provide athletes for the 2020 Olympic Games. Attendees of Akron Racers games are treated to a family-friendly experience and an up-close look at the players, who Arrietta says play for the love of the game. She also discusses a recently completed documentary, "Burn the Ships," which profiles the highs and lows of the team and has helped bring more positive attention to the sport and to women athletes. Visit http://www.akronracers.org to order tickets or find out more about the team.