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:
These guys know what Lookout Landing is all about.
Looks like the Mariners even got to scout a bit of talent.
Quinton’s selfie game is straight fire.
Best beard award goes to Nick Wallace.
When I was little I was absolutely terrified of cows. I feel your daughter’s pain, Kyle.
Félix has a new option for a walk-up song this year:
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.