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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/18/19: Nelson Cruz, Knuckleballs, and Sawyer Racanelli

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Did you hear the news?

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My roommate and I downloaded MLB The Show on the PS4 last night. Have any of you played this year’s version? If so, I am curious to hear your thoughts. Whether or not you have, I am curious to hear your thoughts on today’s links.

In Mariners News...

  • Nelson Cruz thanked the Mariner faithful for a warm welcome back to Safeco. No, Nelson. Thank you. We will love you forever.
  • Unfortunately, right during his return to Seattle, the Twins placed former Mariner Nelson Cruz on the 10-Day IL.
  • Here’s a video tribute the Mariners threw together for Nelson Cruz.
  • According to a player poll, the Mariners have the fourth best uniforms in the league. The players have spoken.
  • I will just leave this here.
  • MLB Pipeline did a mock MLB Draft. Check out who they predict the Mariners to select.

Around the League...

  • Someone didn’t take a joke well.
  • Dario Pizarro is spreading awareness for MS, a disease his mother is battling.
  • I guess the Padres set a record the other night.
  • Carlos Gomez is now a Met.
  • Any Londoners out there should prepare to see the Cubs and Cards play in their city.
  • Ian Kinsler got pretty animated after hitting a home run Thursday night.
  • Laura Fay, a cancer survivor, became the first girl to serve in the bat girl role during a Reds’ MLB game.
  • A truly unbelievable story.
  • Get ready for knuckleballs.
  • Speaking of knuckleballs, here is a cool, old article from a student at the University of Illinois breaking down R.A. Dickey’s knuckleballs.

Luke’s Picks...

  • The Huskies landed a commitment from Sawyer Racanelli.
  • Too soon.