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Lookout Linkage, 4/17/16

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

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning everyone! Before you start your day bright and early with Mariners baseball, let's get you caught up on the latest from around the game:

  • Corinne Landrey of The Hardball Times wrote about the challenges of being a female fan.
  • Daniel Stumpf of the Phillies was suspended for 80 games for PED use.
  • Grant Brisbee wonders what would have to happen for someone to break the M's record for wins in a single season.
  • The Rangers signed Adrian Beltre to a two-year contract extension.
  • Bryce Harper hit his 100th home run. It was also his first ever grand slam.
  • Harper also changed baseball's rules about bat knob decals.
  • David Laurila at Fangraphs interviewed Mark Trumbo about his approach at the plate.
  • Vin Scully gave quite the speech about why the number 13 is not unlucky.