Cuba, Complicity, and Christmas Beer on New Years
New Years Day rings in Rangers and Rockies boyfriends, babysteps on a CBA, convictions in the attempt on David Ortiz's life, and travel plans for international baseball. We say, “that sounds like a Patrick Swayze movie,” “at some point that was not yet now,” and “this is what happens when I break my toe and I’m on vacation.”
We kick off the new year with Rockies and Rangers boyfriends. Patti is already considering Rangers pitching for our wacky fantasy league, but that’s separate from picking Josh Smith, because LSU and other compelling factors. Pottymouth selects Nathaniel Lowe because he’s a pottymouth, and other compelling reasons. For the Rockies, Patti and Dante Bichette both see the potential in Brendan Rodgers, and Pottymouth likes that Yonatan Daza is always dancing. A Dominican court convicted ten people on charges including criminal organization, use of illegal firearms, attempted murder, and complicity in the murder attempt of David Ortiz in 2019. Former Oriole Adam Jones helps Pottymouth’s dad feel better about the Red Sox. We reassure you that movement is happening, quietly and slowly, toward the minor league’s first collective bargaining agreement.
So much happening in international baseball including a preview of the Serie del Caribe, a heads up to start making plans for the 9th Women’s Baseball World Cup to be held in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and the news that diplomacy prevails and Cuban-born MLB players will be permitted to play for the Cuban team in the World Baseball Classic. On a happy pod note, Patti and the Pottymouth are officially going to Miami for two quarterfinal games and one semi-final game so get in touch if you’ll be there too! Patti wants you to read a fiction series about hockey because you’ll cry in a good way, and makes Pottymouth drink a Christmas beer, also in a good way.
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