No Crying In Baseball

Players and teams give back, vocabulary lessons include "Rule 5" and "Glass Cliff," and are we really creating a board game? Lots of excitement in Venezuelan winter ball, girls baseball, and crosstraining with hockey. We say “Clothesline Cabrera,” “Chutes and Ladders,” and, “The most important thing to make for Thanksgiving is a list.”

Show Notes

The Thanksgiving weekend gives us the opportunity to highlight teams and players giving back, through hurricane relief, housing, and of course, providing meals to those in need. The Rule 5 Draft is fast approaching so we get you all caught up on what it means and why it is important. We belatedly congratulate Caroline O’Connor, new president of business operations for the Marlins, and we learn the new vocabulary term, “glass cliff.” At the college level, Olivia Pichardo of Brown just became the first woman to play baseball for a Division I team. Our international baseball news is centered on Venezuela where Yadi has been ejected 4 times, Asdrubel Cabrera apologizes quite a bit but possibly not to the focus of his ire, Eugenio Suarez and Gleybor Torres get permission to play for a short time, La Tortuga goes to Japan, and Pottymouth ranks #1406 in LVBP fantasy baseball. We learn that the maternal lines are clearly strong in qualifying players for WBC teams. Patti crosstrains with hockey and wants you all to go to a game, please. Boyfriends in two weeks! It comes to light that when Pottymouth drinks wine instead of beer she loses words in  addition to numbers and needs to be reminded that ASL doesn’t translate well to podcasts. But she reads Forbes.

We say “Clothesline Cabrera,” “Chutes and Ladders,” and, “The most important thing to make for Thanksgiving is a list.” Get boosted, fight the man, send your game balls to Meredith,  and find us on Twitter @ncibpodcast, on Facebook @nocryinginbball, Instagram @nocryinginbball and on the Interweb at Please take a moment to subscribe to the show, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to NCiB. Become a supporter at Patreon to help us keep doing what we do. Say goodnight, Pottymouth.

What is No Crying In Baseball?

When Patti and her potty-mouthed friend talk baseball, you'll know this is not a baseball podcast for lightweights. This is the real deal, from real fans. Because diamonds are a strong woman's best friend, and there's no crying in baseball.