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The quiet period is over and here comes the Free Agency season. Who gets to play winter ball, and who *should* get to play winter ball? We look ahead to important girls and women's baseball tournaments, and cross train with Bruins players who stand up to bullying in a very real way. We say, ”hot boyfriends on the stove,” “He lost me at hamburger,” “I like how you slide in and out of fictional baseball to actual baseball.”
We catch you up on Platinum glove, Hank Aaron, and Player’s Choice awards, which is like watching the Golden Globes to prep for the Oscars. The GM meetings happened last week, weirdly during the “quiet period,” kicking off the official Hot Stove Season. We provide the annual qualifying offer vocabulary lesson, with offers tendered to 14 free agents. Scott Boras drives Pottymouth to defend high-end vegan restaurants and Patti to note that hamburger is in fact meat. We touch on how teams for sale and upcoming rule changes may affect the market.
Solomon Bates reminds us that we’ve never picked a Colombian team, and Venezuelan ball is looking more attractive all the time. Get your vacation requests in early for Baseball for All Nationals in July, with the location reveal coming soon, and a women’s professional baseball tournament in Sarasota in November. Please check the Babe Ruth glove in your attic, it may not be from a sporting goods store. We cross-train with the Boston Bruins where the players stand up against bullying in a very public way, and force the front office to make better choices. We say,”hot boyfriends on the stove,” “He lost me at hamburger,” “I like how you slide in and out of fictional baseball to actual baseball.”
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