The Sports Machine is a weekly look at MLB, NFL, NBA, NCAA happenings and any other topic in professional sports.
This podcast may use dynamic content insertion and uses a unique domain
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This podcast uses a unique RSS domain. This podcast is the only one that we’re aware of which uses a domain of baseballgods.libsyn.com for its RSS feed. Domains are always visible to anyone who can see your internet traffic - your internet service provider, employer or even your government - even when you use HTTPS connections. If your podcast app uses the RSS feed directly, you can be tracked as a listener to this podcast every time your phone checks for a new episode.
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Information for podcasters
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