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Lookout Linkage, 7/14/16

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

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Good morning everyone! The All-Star Break is almost over and baseball will resume again soon. There were a few major stories over the break as well as some other interesting tidbits. Let's check them out...

  • The American League came away with a 4-2 victory in the All-Star Game.
  • One of the big stories of the game was Jose Fernandez's relationship with slugger David Ortiz.
  • Matt Marrone at ESPN talks about his experience playing Pokemon Go at an MLB park.
  • The Corpus Christi Hooks even hosted a Pokemon Go night.
  • Justin Mason at The Hardball Times has a really cool piece on women who want to play baseball.
  • Pinstripe Alley has some ideas on what might make the All-Star Break more interesting.
  • Craig Edwards at Fangraphs tried to figure out which of the two All-Star teams had more talent.
  • Get your tissues ready for this heartwarming story about a man who aims to spread his son's ashes to every MLB ballpark. If you'd like to help them out on their journey, here's a link to their GoFundMe page.
  • Nathaniel Grow breaks down comments by Rob Manfred and Tony Clark on minor league salaries.