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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/24/17: Pitching Conversions, Catchers Inference, and Joey Votto

It’s Wednesday! We’ve made it to the halfway point.

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Good morning folks! Yesterday was lame. Let’s hope these links can get your mind off of what happened.

In Mariners news...

  • Nobody knew Max Povse had been moved to a relief role...and now he’s hurt too.

Around the league...

  • The original National League constitution is going up for auction.
  • The ability to cover more of the plate while batting isn’t always necessarily a positive, writes Ryan Pollack at The Hardball Times.
  • Pinstripe Alley wonders what a purely homegrown starting rotation for the Yankees would look like.
  • Former MLB outfielder Anthony Gose has transitioned to the mound in the minors, and he’s getting close to triple digits with his fastball.
  • We’re on track for an all-time high in catchers interference calls for a season.
  • Joey Votto had a war of words with a heckler.
  • Charlie Sheen has gotten together the original cast of Major League in order to produce Major League III, according to reports from TMZ.

Anders’ picks...

  • I kept meaning to talk about this: I’m broadcasting games for the Bend Elks of the West Coast League this summer, and a team in the league — the Victoria Harbourcats — signed a female pitcher for the summer. News has been going around that the girl is knuckleballer, but that’s not entirely true.