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Mariners Moose Tracks, 3/24/18: Gordon Beckham, Giants rotation woes, and Oregon State Women’s Basketball

let the wind be at your back, Bama Bangs

MLB: Spring Training-Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the weekend! For some of you. All through high school I worked at the movie theatre on Pac Highway by the airport where I was ominously told on the day of my hiring “we work while others play.” So, if you’re heading to work to prop up other people’s playtimes, know that I am rooting for you. *shakes pom poms*

In Mariners news...

  • The Yankees released Wade LeBlanc the other day, and Jerry has pounced:
  • The Mariners made a couple of moves, reassigning Christian Bergman to minor league camp and releasing Gordon Beckham. Beckham was a camp standout, but the Mariners are going to let him pursue opportunities elsewhere:
  • Ichiro took a pitch off the helmet in yesterday’s minors game, but he appears to be okay. He was even well enough to joke around, faking amnesia with Canó and Cruz. Ha! Ha Ha! I am laughing a genuine, carefree laugh!
  • In one of those minors games, Cruz apparently hit a ball so far it maybe still hasn’t landed. Ryon Healy’s reaction:

Around the league...

Site note:

You may have noticed that comments aren’t turning teal at 10 recs anymore. At the suggestion of one of our commenters (The 1981 Seattle Mariners), to honor Edgar in his final year of HOF eligibility, comments will teal at #11. So be generous with those recs.

Kate’s pick:

The Oregon State women’s basketball team knocked off #2 seed Baylor last night in a thrilling upset. In the past week, they became both the first team to ever beat Tennessee in Knoxville during the tourney AND snapped Baylor’s 30-game win streak. Pretty, pretty good. And their bench has jokes: