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Mariner Moose Tracks, 8/25/17: The Maple Grove, Kyle Lewis, and Ken Griffey, Jr.

Got them links goin’ up on a Tuesday

Ken Griffey Jr.

Good morning and a cheerful summer Tuesday to you. The Mariners beat the Red Sox last night. Life is good.

In Mariners news...

  • Wrapping up the Espinosa move:
  • The Maple Grove is continuing to grow and evolve with every home start for James Paxton. The team literally put a red maple tree in the left field bleachers. It even made Sports Illustrated!
  • And here are just a bunch of lovely members of the LL/Mariners twitter community being the best damn fans they can be:

MLB official account got in on it, too

In Mariners minors news...

  • Rainiers won! Marco Gonzales got his first victory in Tacoma.
  • Travelers won!
  • Nuts won!

But, also....(tugs at collar)

  • Lumberkings lost :(
  • AquaSox won!

Around the league...

  • You may have seen this Hardball Times piece a few days ago, but I’m posting it anyways because it’s hilarious and I hate the Angels.
  • Have you been regularly reading Short Relief? You should read Short Relief regularly.
  • Cody Bellinger just can’t stop hitting home runs:

Eric’s pick!

  • A year ago yesterday, Ken Griffey, Jr. was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I was lucky enough to be there in person with my dad and we sweated it out in the blistering East Coast humidity as Griffey also sweated his way through an slightly awkward, but heartfelt speech. Being there for his induction and getting to see the Hall of Fame in person was an unforgettable and just plain fun experience that I will always cherish in my memories.