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WAKE UP MOM WAKE UP DAD IT'S GRIFFEYMAS C'MON C'MON LET'S GO

Shawn O'Malley modeled his plate approach after The Kid just like the rest of us wow
Shawn O'Malley modeled his plate approach after The Kid just like the rest of us wow
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Today the 2016 Seattle Mariners are playing an important official regular season baseball game in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America, Earth. They are going for a sweep of a very skilled opponent who is slightly ahead of them for the Wild Card. For around half an hour this will be the most important event of the day in Seattle professional baseball. This game features two veteran lefties who have pitched roughly half a season for the Mariners, and whose resting facial expressions are simultaneously wildly opposite and equally unhappy. JA Happ may be dreading facing Nellie and his controversial adamantium-laced "Boomstixx" brand bat. Miley's minimum requirement for success is making it through the 4th inning without embarrassment.

Today is a celebration, let's hope our Canadian neighbors can be polite (for once) and let us have this. Please.

Today's Lineups

SEATTLE MARINERS TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Norichika Aoki - LF Darwin Barney - 3B
Chris Iannetta - DH Josh Donaldson - DH
Robinson Cano - 2B Edwin Encarnacion - 1B
Nelson Cruz - RF Michael Saunders - LF
Dae-Ho Lee - 1B Troy Tulowitzki - SS
Kyle Seager - 3B Kevin Pillar - CF
Mike Zunino - C Ezequiel Carrera - RF
Leonys Martin - CF Devon Travis - 2B
Luis Sardinas - SS Josh Thole - C
Wade Miley - LHP J.A. Happ - LHP

Game Info:

10:07 AM PT (Because Canada operates on a Base 7 system as we all learned in 2nd grade): ROOTNW for TV

Radio: 710 ESPN

10:30 AM PT: Some catcher guy named Mike and oh yeah also The Kid who saved baseball in the Northwest get inducted in the Hall of Fame on MLBN and www.baseballhall.org.