Patti and the Pottymouth finally attend a Copa de la Diversión
game with the Cangrejos Fantasmas. Once more, in English: we went to a Bowie Baysox game on a “Fun Cup” day, celebrating Hispanic culture, where the Baysox played as their alter-ego, the Ghost Crabs of the Chesapeake. And was Patti ever surprised to find that one of the Ghost Crabs was her Orioles boyfriend, Cedric Mullins
, who was bumped down to AA to “get his Mojo working.”
In other Boyfriend news, old guy makes history. 39 year-old Nelson Cruz
of the Twins hit three home runs in a game for the second time in 10 days. He’s the oldest player to do that in a single season.
Now that we are down with the Twins, where did the Cardinals
come from? We fess up to that omission as part of our monthly predictions check-in. How did the trades at the deadline
affect our outlook? Yasiel Puig
and Franmil Reyes
make Cleveland better, so we are hopeful for success in the AL Central. Greinke
makes the Astros untouchable, but we had them picked anyway. Patti briefly turns pottymouth to share her feelings about the Nationals picking up Hunter Strickland
, even though the bullpen needs all the help it can get. Pottymouth laments the Chris Sale implosion
when we talk Cy Young.
When is a trade deadline not really a trade deadline
? Patti explains the Minor League, DFA/Waiver/Free Agency, Independent and International League loopholes. So. Many. Loopholes.
The Angels DFA’d collision victim Jonathan LuCroy
, for an Astro, no less. Newly retired pitcher Danny Farquhar
finds a new career as a pitching coach, with Omar!
Phillie’s starter Vince Velasquez
plays spectacular left field, proving that pitchers are athletes. Nationals’ new relief pitcher Roenis Elias
begs to differ, as he breaks a bat and pulls a hamstring during an at-bat where he was told not to swing. In two languages.
The Red/Pirates brawl
results in 6 players and two managers suspended, with some wacky rationalization. If we didn’t “protect our guy” the pitcher wouldn’t have been suspended?
What exactly is the problem with Cub’s reliever Brandon Kintzler’s glove
? The Ump says it is the wrong color. Fashion faux-pas? Uniform rule? Nobody knows, but 47 games played with it and NOW it is GloveGate.
Patti cites some alliterative Cross-training in Cleveland
with Baker, Beer, and Baseball. Browns QB Baker Mayfield shotguns a beer on Jumbotron while wearing a Lindor jersey, and the Cleveland Baseball Team scores five runs that inning. Coincidence? He used his teeth, people.