Eat the Rich, Drink Tequila
Manfred proves himself even more out of touch with the minors than ever before, and Patti rants. Big Papi is inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Pottymouth glows. Girls and women shine in baseball events, and our season predictions are hilariously bad. We say “I’ve got Pottymouth and tequila so I’ll get through this,” “I’m just going to take one little sip of tequila here,” “I’ve only finished half, oh no, two-thirds, of my tequila.”
Women in Baseball Week and National Tequila Day coincide and it looks just like the NCiB Venn diagram. Pottymouth gives us the historical perspective of the record-setting game between the Blue Jays and that other team and manages to celebrate our boyfriend’s fine showing. Except for the one, which may get re-dumped. Soto Watch includes the Nats steep asking price, and air travel trash talk. We are seriously bad at pre-season predictions and prove it at this mid-season check-in. A tearful Pottymouth recounts the Hall of Fame induction of Big Papi, and those other honorees that don’t make her cry. Patti’s Eat the Rich rant exposes the crassness of Commissioner Rob Manfred “rejecting the premise” that minor league players do not earn a living wage. In a nutshell, Manfred earns the average AAA annual salary in approximately two hours.
Women in Baseball week is being celebrated in all the right ways. Baseball for All nationals hosted 450 girl ballplayers, support from major league teams, a new Shirley Burkovich Hustle Award, and a preview of the new League of Her Own series that Maybelle Blair says tells the real story. The Women’s National Open proceeded right into the national team tryouts and we have our fingers crossed for a local favorite.
We say “I’ve got Pottymouth and tequila so I’ll get through this,” “I’m just going to take one little sip of tequila here,” “I’ve only finished half, oh no, two-thirds, of my tequila.”
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