Good morning everyone and happy Friday! Yesterday’s loss all but did it for the Mariners in 2017. It’s been a heck of a season and I hope you enjoyed it! There’s still a handful of games left, so let’s end the year on a high note.
In Mariners news...
- Well this is fun and certainly produces good feelings.
Updated my Mariners draft sadness chart. Total WAR from top 3 position players taken in drafts from 2000-2015 now 16.9 (thanks Mike Z!) pic.twitter.com/ckH0guwPxC— Spike Friedman (@SpikeFriedman) September 21, 2017
- In wake of the scary moment at Yankee Stadium with a young fan getting hit by a baseball the other day, the Mariners are going to extend their netting to protect fans.
- A couple of LL’ers made Angie Mentink a special “eh” card to support her in her fight against breast cancer.
I got an extra bonus of my own pink eh/A card and a Maple Grove shirt! Thanks Hillary and @CFromBothell You make my eyes shiny. So thankful! pic.twitter.com/l95r6YlRvX— Angie Mentink (@AngieMentink) September 22, 2017
- In case you missed it, Robinson Cano hit his 300th career home run last night with his mom in attendance.
Robinson Cano with a special fan for his 300th career homer -- his mom, Claribel, here tonight from the Dominican. pic.twitter.com/kIudazLan1— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) September 22, 2017
Around the league...
- It’s not just the M’s; all of Major League Baseball is planning to expand the netting behind the plate.
- Matt Harvey is probably sticking around with the Mets after this season, which eliminates another pitcher from the free agent board.
- Albert Pujols has been historically bad this year for a player his age.
- Amazingly, Mike Trout has never won a playoff game before.
- MLB Pipeline ranks all the teams who are interested in Shohei Ohtani by how likely they are to get him.
- A number of MLB players have started campaigns to raise funds for Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico.
- R.A. Dickey is considering retirement after this season ends.
- Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was among four NFL players who sent a memo to commissioner Roger Goodell requesting reform for racial equality and criminal justice in the sport.
- Some more major news came out about Aaron Hernandez yesterday.
BREAKING: Aaron Hernandez's lawyer says test shows former Patriots tight end had 'severe' case of degenerative brain disease CTE.— The Associated Press (@AP) September 21, 2017