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Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/24/17: O’Neill Plays the Piano, Mark Buehrle, and Chris Christie

Happy Friday everyone!

MLB: Boston Red Sox-Media Day Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Hello folks! Today marks the final day before Cactus League play begins. I know I can’t wait to watch, even if the games are completely and utterly meaningless.

You know what isn’t meaningless, though? Some fresh news. Let’s get to it.

In Mariners news...

  • As a fellow musician, I’m a little jealous of — and appalled at — Tyler O’Neill’s keyboard skills.

Around the league...

  • In a fairly odd bit of news, Kyle Schwarber might bat leadoff for the Cubs this season.
  • Top Red Sox prospect Andrew Benintendi learned to hit baseballs by hitting tennis balls with his dad.
  • Major League Baseball is trying to get in on the live streaming game. The league is hoping to broadcast one contest per week through Facebook.
  • David Ortiz could be moving onto the next stage of his career as a broadcaster for NESN.
  • The White Sox are going to retire Mark Buehrle’s number this season. You do you, Chicago.
  • Even though he has spent his entire career in the American League, Justin Verlander wishes he had the opportunity to hit every five days.
  • Former NFL defensive back Sanders Commings has decided to pursue a baseball career. The hopeful outfielder just signed a minor league deal with Atlanta.

Anders’ picks...