Still haven’t thrown in for a World Series team? We provide a helpful pro and con list featuring social justice fails, hockey, questionable music, and outstanding rookies. Merrill Kelly becomes an unlikely hero, Ketel Marte picks up where he left off in 2017, Tommy Pham keeps us scratching our heads, and the kids are making their marks. At Dusty’s request we say “see you later” instead of goodbye, and at Pottymouth’s recommendation (clearly), we say hello to Craig Breslow. Our resident international relations expert does a deep dive on UAE-based Baseball United – is it really growing the game in the Middle East/Indian Subcontinent, or is it a money grab funded by oil? And Patti learns the secret behind “Nick’s one button open feels like more.”
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