Safety is Job One

Pottymouth and Matt Carpenter's bat are both back from The Dead. Is $440 million really not enough? We talk nature vs nurture in draft picks and boldly predict the Derby. We say “Just a little seething,” “His forearms outrank your situational power,” and “I too have children.”

Pottymouth survived both Red Sox at Yankee Stadium and the Dead at Citifield and tells us all about it. Game day descriptions include boyfriend highlights (fun to celebrate a Jeter homer at Yankee Stadium), and a little too much information theater. Matt Carpenter has found his swing, Whit Merrifield’s consecutive game streak ends in a wimper, and rookie Adley Rutschman’s pinch hit homer is the first since Trey. Will Soto make Pottymouth regret the City Connect jersey? Is $440million really not enough? We boldly predict Home Run Derby winners. So many draft-eligible players are children of professional ball players – nature or nurture?

Eve Rosenbaum joins the Os front office, and Nelson Cruz gets the nod to manage the Dominican Republic’s  World Baseball Classic team. In the labor report, the threat of an All Star Game strike gets the parties back to the negotiating table in the fight for higher wages for Dodger Stadium concession workers. Thousands of minor leaguers will be due part of a $185million class action settlement because of minimum wage and overtime violations.

We say “Just a little seething,” “His forearms outrank your situational power,” and “I too have children.”

Get boosted, fight the man, send your game balls to Meredith,  and find us on Twitter @ncibpodcast, on Facebook @nocryinginbball, Instagram @nocryinginbball and on the Interweb at nocryinginbball.com. Please take a moment to subscribe to the show, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to NCiB. Become a supporter at Patreon to help us keep doing what we do. Say goodnight, Pottymouth.
©2021 Voxtopica