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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/26/17: Rainiers Jerseys, Yankees, and Lucas Giolito

It’s Friday!

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Hello folks! Happy Friday to you all. For those of you who are also interested in the Rainiers (which should be all of you), check this out. The Rainiers will be auctioning off special jerseys that they’re wearing which were designed by a local fifth grader! All auction proceeds will support Tacoma public schools. So go support a local team and some kids at the same time. (You can also check out whose jersey has the highest bid—last I checked it was Rhubarb the mascot.)

Here are the rest of your links for the day too.

In Mariners news...

  • Deadspin has jumped on the Mariners sadness train.
  • Grant Brisbee took a look at which teams develop catchers well and which ones don’t, giving special treatment to the M’s for their lack of success in that department.
  • John and Ethan clearly weren’t impressed by Chase De Jong’s accomplishment.

Around the league...

  • A much-deserved award for Mrs. Robinson.
  • Despite a successful start to the season, the Yankees aren’t selling nearly as many tickets as they have in years past. Craig Calcaterra defends the New York ball club.
  • Andrew Marchand wonders why Masahiro Tanaka has been uncharacteristically bad this season.
  • A security guard at a Braves-Pirates game took a ball away from a kid who caught it in the stands.
  • Jeff Samardzija has found success in the last few weeks by honing in on his slider, writes Eno Sarris.
  • Top White Sox prospect Lucas Giolito hasn’t had a stellar season so far, but he did about as well as one could possibly do in yesterday’s start.
  • Eduardo Rodriguez, who the Mariners will see later today, has been making major improvements according to Craig Edwards.

Anders’ picks...

  • You think LeBron James has been in the NBA Finals a lot? Well, you’re right.
  • The industry is still mostly unsure why Colin Kaepernick doesn’t have a contract with a team yet.
  • Former Field Gulls managing editor Danny Kelly explains why the Seahawks will always be a mess on The Ringer.