Seattle behaved predictably, so it was a bit rainy yesterday, and as a result the crowds at FanFest were a tad smaller than the record-breaking turnout on Saturday. Nevertheless, over 10,000 fans still showed up to Safeco on Sunday, and the total weekend attendance of 22,730 was the 2nd biggest turnout in the event’s 19 year history. Good work everybody.
Here are a few things that stood out to me personally:
- It seems like the Mariners are really using analytics as a teaching tool in their farm system. Jerry said this would be the case, and it was confirmed as Andrew Moore and Kyle Lewis talked about spin rate and launch angle.
- Jerry is very high on Mitch Haniger. He made it clear that right field is Haniger’s job to lose this spring, saying Haniger “was the best offensive player in the minors at any level.”
- When Jarrod Dyson was asked about his expectations for the season he responded, “Wherever I go, the champagne flow."
Last night we asked you all to submit your favorite moments from FanFest, and here’s some of what we got from you:
@LookoutLanding pic.twitter.com/odfa1GBYER— Bryan Degruy (@bryand85) January 30, 2017
These guys know what Lookout Landing is all about.
@LookoutLanding pic.twitter.com/G6G9G6Zf5H— Jack Parker (@parkerjb7) January 30, 2017
@LookoutLanding pic.twitter.com/ZWNhACFFpT— Ryan Harless (@RyanHarless3) January 30, 2017
Looks like the Mariners even got to scout a bit of talent.
@LookoutLanding pic.twitter.com/HlCVMmDy9x— Chris⭐Brinton (@cjbrinton) January 30, 2017
@LookoutLanding Getting ready to steal 3rd. pic.twitter.com/01WhlZQoFj— Rebecca Braun (@mithria) January 30, 2017
@LookoutLanding Robbing home runs in tandem pic.twitter.com/OKx7LRV4xK— Linda Corets (@linder_seattle) January 30, 2017
Quinton’s selfie game is straight fire.
Selfies with these two guys #Mariners #MarinersFF #FanFest pic.twitter.com/Avk9DS71Uu— Quinton Miller (@qbowls3bills) January 28, 2017
@LookoutLanding with @KLew_20 pic.twitter.com/B343RW2K7r— Kevin Dallosto (@KevDal) January 30, 2017
@LookoutLanding Gar! #EdgarHOF pic.twitter.com/F8rzMjpAq8— i lost a bet tommy (@RealTomBentley) January 30, 2017
Best beard award goes to Nick Wallace.
@LookoutLanding @Mariners #MarinersFF pic.twitter.com/I0A4cPHMBa— Nick Wallace (@NickWallace210) January 30, 2017
@LookoutLanding pic.twitter.com/pmJWCGHECx— John McCallum (@johncmack) January 30, 2017
When I was little I was absolutely terrified of cows. I feel your daughter’s pain, Kyle.
@LookoutLanding my daughter is still terrified of pics of the moose. pic.twitter.com/1XygTzYK6Q— kyle rancourt (@KyleRancourt) January 30, 2017
Félix has a new option for a walk-up song this year:
" I know he's just a doll but I don't care! Me and Felix!" Fan for life. @RealKingFelix @Mariners pic.twitter.com/QDfEZaqhTL— Erin Abbott (@erinbev) January 30, 2017
Thank you so much for all the great submissions. If you didn’t get a chance to share last night, by all means show us what you’ve got in the comments. It looks like FanFest was a blast, and I look forward to seeing you all back at Safeco on April 10th.
@LookoutLanding pic.twitter.com/wju99u2KqN— Tobler-Obama (@Leonard_Su) January 30, 2017