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Mariners Moose Tracks, 2/8/17: JetBlue WiFi, Mariners Dominican Academy, and LaMelo Ball


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Good morning everyone! I hope your week has been enjoyable thus far.

Some random news for the day includes JetBlue’s announcement to provide free in-flight WiFi to all domestic travelers. Since I go to school on the other side of the country, I’m a pretty frequent flyer. But I’ve never cared enough to purchase internet services on a plane. At the same time, I often find myself extremely bored after playing OOTP 17 on my computer for four hours.

The addition of free WiFi should certainly make long flights more bearable. However I’m curious to see how long it will take for other airlines to follow suit. Will this just be a JetBlue staple, or will it become the norm in air travel?

I’m sure someone is reading this right now while using their plane’s WiFi services. Hello, my airborne friend!

Anyway, let’s see what’s going on in the world of baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • Here’s some more workout goodness courtesy of Iron Glenn. This time it’s Nelly.
  • Chris Daniels went undercover (OK, maybe not exactly undercover) to see what the Mariners’ Dominican Academy is like.
  • Greg Johns profiled Mariners pitching prospect Andrew Moore. The young starter might see some action at the big league level in 2017.

Around baseball...

  • Mike Napoli has agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers. Napoli will likely slot in as the team’s regular DH.
  • It turns out that Sergio Romo had an offer on the table with the Rays for more money than the Dodgers offered him. Romo just really wanted to stay in California.
  • The Yankees agreed to terms with NL home run leader Chris Carter on a one-year contract.
  • The Diamondbacks inked infielder Daniel Descalso to a one-year deal.

Anders’ picks...

  • Lonzo Ball’s younger brother has done it again. The high school sophomore LaMelo Ball scored 92 points in his most recent game.