It’s that part of the season where records are falling, injuries are career changing, and so many playoff berths are still in play. Corbin Carroll and Julio Rodriguez are knocking down milestones for the young folks, Freddie Freeman shows for the older crowd, and Ronald Acuña Jr. is in a category all his own. Joey Votto uses his French (or French accent? We don’t know!) for the Children’s Theater of Cincinnati. Mark Vientos is heating up for the Hapless Mets at the same time Tommy Pham slams the team for their work ethic. Non-lawyer Pottymouth provides an intro to Immigration Law 101 in the context of Brusdar Graterol’s mother finally able to travel from Venezuela to see her son pitch for the first time in seven years. Patron saint of the show, Sean Doolittle, announced his retirement and remains a role model for using his celebrity to support and give voice to marginalized and under-represented communities. The St. Pete Rays announced a not-quite-but-close agreement to stay in St. Pete, incorporating “intentional equity initiatives” including affordable housing, minority/women-owned business hiring commitments and a boatload of public funding. TIckets are on sale for Dominican baseball at Citifield in November and the Eurobaseball Championship is happening now in the Czech Republic.
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