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Mariners Moose Tracks, 7/12/19: Edgar Martinez, Jake Marisnick, and Jim Bouton

Back to baseball, back to normal

Seattle Mariners v Oakland Athletics

There’s something about holiday weeks that throw my perception of time off. With the 4th of July last week and the All-Star Break this week, I’m all out of sorts and thought yesterday felt like Friday. Welcome to the real Friday, and welcome back baseball! Here are some links to help you through the day.

In Mariners news...

  • Celebrate Edgar’s induction into Cooperstown with the Mariners:
  • The Sounders honor Edgar on Sunday:
  • Keith Law released his midseason top 50 prospects list. Julio Rodriguez made the list at 49th and Jarred Kelenic clocks in at number 8.
  • The Ringer released their MLB midseason power ranking. Unsurprisingly, the Mariners find themselves in 25th.
  • Read up on the Aqua Sox’s Cash Gladfelter:

Around the league...

  • Jake Marisnick has received his suspension:
  • Remember when David Ortiz got shot and then we all kind of forgot about it? He underwent a third surgery yesterday:
  • Danny Hultzen, currently in AAA Iowa with the Cubs organization, lost the race to avoid being the last 2011 first round pick to make the major leagues:
  • The difference between languages and dialects is that dialects are mutually intelligible. That doesn’t mean there aren’t misunderstandings though:
  • The Ringer takes a look at the onslaught of breakout hitters this season.
  • Let’s check in on a former Mariner:
  • The internet is rife with tributes to Jim Bouton following his death on Wednesday. Here is just one of the many, this time from Jay Jaffe, that try to capture what he meant to baseball and to baseball writing.

Amanda’s Picks...

  • I wasn’t even remotely a soccer fan 20 years ago, but I watched this live and it is seared into my memory. I love seeing it commemorated:
  • Two Seattle Storm players were named starters in the WNBA All-Star Game:
  • 2005 World All-Around Champion and 2008 US Olympic Team member Chellsie Memmel just casually breaking the gymternet: