In this Davey Martinez appreciation episode, Patti and special guest co-host Junior Pottymouth catch you up on the aftermath of the shooting outside Nats Park, share some highlights from All Star week, some lowlights in the baseball world of domestic violence, and say "TikTok," "NFT," and nice things about Manny Machado for the first time ever on the show.
In this Davey Martinez appreciation episode, Patti and special guest co-host Junior Pottymouth catch you up on the aftermath of the shooting outside Nats Park.
Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis, Jr., and other Padres were heroic in their assistance getting fans to safety, while in the home clubhouse Nats manager Martinez assured security guards that the fans taking shelter belonged there because “our fans are our family.” The incident highlighted the glaring gap in ballpark security -- there’s an evacuation plan, but no lockdown/shelter in place plan. Meanwhile, three men were charged with Federal firearms crimes
stemming from the discovery by housekeeping staff of a cache of weapons in a hotel close to Coors Field.
Junior Pottymouth took on the role of Youth Correspondent to identify who the heck those kids were in the ASG celebrity softball game (has TikTok ever been brought up on the show before?), not to mention explaining NFTs to Patti who still doesn’t believe they are a real thing even though Trey Mancini
used them as a fundraiser for his foundation around his Home Run Derby appearance. Shohei Ohtani
is a friend to labor as he donated his Derby winnings to Angels staffers. Matt Olson
used Twitter to find the Derby fan who took a tumble trying to catch one of his homers and rewarded his effort with a bat and ball. The big donation announced during All Star Week was MLB pledging up to $150million to the Player’s Alliance
over ten years. Immediately post ASG, Patti’s BF Jake Cronenworth hits for the cycle, and former BF Joc Pederson heads to Atlanta.
In other police blotter news, Nats infielder Starlin Castro
is put on administrative leave while under investigation for domestic abuse, about which Davey Martinez said, in no uncertain terms, will NOT be tolerated. Contrast this with Dave Roberts’ weak response to the Bauer investigation. In our COVID report, we cross-train with the Olympics
, where athletes have tested positive in the Village as well as among the South African soccer contingent. Closer to home, six Yankees
, including Aaron Judge who gallantly escorted Billye Aaron to the field during the ceremony honoring her late husband Hank, tested positive for COVID-19. Mrs. Aaron, thankfully, appears COVID-free. Four Rockies
also went on the COVID IL post ASG. Good news for the Blue Jays -- Canada welcomes them back to the Rogers Centre at the end of the month, under strict protocols. Good luck to the 500 girls competing this week in the Baseball For All National Tournament
, including our friends at DC Girls Baseball, and the 11 year old at the Thunderbolts game.