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Lookout Linkage, 4/30/15

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News and stories about the Seattle Mariners and other analysis from around the league.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! Here's the latest from a strange week in baseball:

  • The Indianapolis Indians, a Triple-A team, has banned peanuts in the ballpark.
  • Dave Cameron notices that the change-of-pace rules have actually been shortening games.
  • Rumor has it Josh Hamilton sent a video of himself hitting to the Rangers during Spring Training.
  • In case you haven't noticed, there's a rookie second baseman who's been getting quite a bit of attention in Toronto (a player who last season was compared to Kyle Seager).
  • Owen Watson of Fangraphs analyzes the changes Sonny Gray made between last season and this season.
  • A 17-year veteran of the Navy recently made his first start as a college pitcher.
  • The Rays-Orioles series has been moved from Baltimore to Tampa Bay, but the Orioles will still play as the home team.
  • Rodger Sherman provides pictures inside the stadium of the zero-attendance White Sox-Orioles game.
  • Grant Brisbee dissects the happenings of the empty-stadium game.
  • Masahiro Tanaka has hit the disabled list again.
  • Scary moment for Diamondbacks' starter Archie Bradley, who was hit in the face by a line drive.
  • Gerald Schifman of The Hardball Times tests an interesting observation: does eye color impact how well players do during the day vs. at night?
  • Update: Mune is still Mune.