While Patti spent the weekend in her happy place, it was locker clean-out day all over the league. The Rays have purged their clubhouse of all things Wander, and the Dodgers have literally painted Julio Urias right out of their history. Shohei cleaned out his own locker but may not be completely absent the rest of the season. Pottymouth checks in with some neglected boyfriend and finds that Thairo Estrada is having his second 20+ stolen base season and leads the Giants in steals, hits, and doubles. Miguel Rojas has found a dance partner in Kiké at the same time his bat is kicking back in. Patti’s former OAK bf Matt Olson just set the Hammers’ single season record for home runs and leads the league in RBI. Nicky Lopez, initially her KC bf, may have to reschedule his early November wedding now that he too is a Hammer and they hope to have other plans at that time of year. Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the place to be this past weekend with the Os/Rays showdown. Adam Jones retired as an Oriole before the Friday game (check out his kids’ qHAR!), where Heston Kjerstad hit a home run for his first major league hit. Queen songs were sung loudly at Saturday’s game where we were “having a good time” watching Grayson Rodriguez pitch 8 shut out innings, Gunnar shocking Disney Prince Tyler Glasnow, and Tristan Gray learning you don’t get capitalized at OPACY until your first hit.
Roberto Clemente Day was observed on Friday with a day of service for the Pirates, and presentations of each team’s nominee for the Clemente award. We crosstrain with the new Professional Women’s Hockey League who host their inaugural draft this week, with the backing of LAD minority owner Billie Jean King and LAD Chair Mark Walter. The Mets honored Maybelle Blair with their first Amazin’ Mets Foundation Legacy Award. Japan (undefeated since 2012) and Taiwan easily advanced through Group B of the Women’s Baseball World Cup.
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