After supporting the local adult-beverage economy in honor of Pottymouth’s birthday, we give a little love to the World Series, including the parade with dogs, flying beer, mic drops, and possibly chaps, and move on to Hot Stove Season. Patti previews what to expect when – options accepted and declined, qualifying offers, trades, and full-on free agent negotiations. We ponder big moves like Joey’s lifetime with CIN coming to a close, and Nelson’s lifetime in the sport winding down. Mookie makes a questionable judgement call. MLB’s settlement with the Valley Cats and the Sea Unicorns ends another opportunity for the Supreme Court to re-examine baseball’s anti-trust exemption. Elly De La Cruz has a first pitch in LIDOM, Cesar Hernandez is lighting up LVBP, and the CPBL’s convoluted playoff system is in full swing. MLB Awards season has begun with the MLBPA Player’s Choice awards, honoring Ronald, Shohei, Corbin, and Gunnar, looking like a preview of upcoming MVP and ROY nods. Aaron Judge wins the Roberto Clemente Award this season for the work of his All Rise Foundation which is well-deserving of a look. Patt wants you to read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Wait Till Next Year.”
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