Good morning everyone! Today is the MLB All-Star Game, which means we’ll kind of have baseball to watch today. While you await the festivities, here are some links to get your day going.
In Mariners news...
- James Paxton is supporting some local baseball.
Good luck to Kirkland American Little League in their District Championship tonight! Go get em— James Paxton (@James_Paxton) July 16, 2018
- Nelson met up with some of his buddies in D.C.
- Some minor M’s news...
M's have signed former Philadelphia Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp to a minor league deal and he is with Tacoma today. He's got some over-the-fence power the Rainiers need.— Mike Curto (@CurtoWorld) July 16, 2018
- Get involved!
Help us go to bat against cancer. For a limited time the Mariners will match your gift and you could meet All-Star Mitch Haniger! https://t.co/KLSyhRth7K @M_Hanny17 #curesstarthere #endcancer #curecancerfaster #truetotheblue pic.twitter.com/bMOA0BUJ4p— Fred Hutch (@fredhutch) July 16, 2018
- Well, that was quick: The Mariners have sent Matt Festa back down to Double-A.
Around the league...
- Congratulations, Fernando!
- The Athletic staff anonymously polled more than 240 players about various topics, and their answers are pretty interesting. ($)
- Grant Brisbee proposes some not-so-serious changes to the Home Run Derby.
- I’m not really sure that “he gets the same thing all the time too,” Christian.
i asked christian yellich, aka pete davidson’s doppelgänger, about the snl comedian’s engagement to ariana grande:— Joon Lee (@joonlee) July 16, 2018
“there’s not a day that goes by where i don’t hear about it” pic.twitter.com/gIfmFF9MqM
- Former Nike executive Craig Cheek is leading the charge to bring Major League Baseball to Portland.
- Here are the starting lineups for today’s contest.
These lineups are STACKED.— MLB (@MLB) July 16, 2018
Which squad has the edge? pic.twitter.com/X9GwbKq7Jd
- Yadier Molina would entertain the idea of a player-manager role down the line.
- Bryce Harper was victorious in yesterday’s Home Run Derby.
- Is this true? Yikes.