Good morning everyone and happy Wednesday! There were a number of different things that happened yesterday, so let’s get to it.
In Mariners news...
- Outside of yesterday’s game, there was not a lot of action in Peoria. Here’s the game recap if you missed it.
Around the league...
- Munenori Kawasaki has returned to Japanese pop culture. The former Mariners infielder appeared in a recent commercial.
- Bovada released its over/under odds for all teams in the league.
- Five Richmond University baseball players were ruled ineligible for the season because they participated in a fantasy football league. That seems a little ridiculous to me.
- Oral Roberts second baseman Nick Roark made this incredible catch:
- Japanese superstar Shohei Otani did an interview to talk about a number of different topics, including his decision to play as both a pitcher and a hitter.
- Josh Hamilton’s comeback road just got a little bit longer. The outfielder will have surgery on his knee, putting him out of service for up to three months.
- Eddie Matz at ESPN wonders if this is Dusty Baker’s last chance to win that ever-elusive World Series.
- Petco Park in San Diego is completely flooded. Check out the wacky photos of the stadium.
- The Nationals have agreed to a deal with Joe Blanton to bolster their pitching core.
- Grant Brisbee makes some ridiculous conclusions based on the early returns from spring training games.
- The Rangers announced that they will hold an official ceremony to retire Pudge’s jersey number.
- There was an unlikely hero in this Boise State-Fresno State men’s basketball game.