Happy Friday to those of you still observing the work week. With a couple big holidays right now in Easter and Passover, I know it’s extra difficult for a lot of you in quarantine right now used to seeing family and friends at this time. But your e-friends at LL are here for you, starting off with a fresh weekend serving of links.
In Mariners news:
- T-Mobile Park will be the site of a pop-up blood drive for the next three weeks. Click here to schedule your appointment.
- A couple of young Mariners prospects, Luis Liberato and Noelvi Marte, spent the day giving back to the people of the DR:
Luis Liberato and Noelvi Marte giving back to their communities pic.twitter.com/pTqAW5xdAV— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) April 10, 2020
- Andy McKay discusses how the development staff is interacting with players during quarantine.
- The Mariners A affiliate, the West Virginia Power, produce a podcast and it’s quite good. They’re back with their second season, starting off with former Arizona Wildcat turned Mariners prospect turned Mariners MiLB pitching coach, Nathan Bannister.
Season 2 of our podcast, Expanding the Grid, is here!— West Virginia Power (@wv_power) April 9, 2020
Enjoy Episode 1 with our special guest, Power pitching coach @nj_banni!
ALL EPISODES: https://t.co/dJqz7w73Sp pic.twitter.com/oSmopo7wxE
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Around the league:
- This seems like a great plan if teams are playing in empty stadiums when baseball returns. Forget the “choose your quarantine house” memes, I am interested in hearing about which four people you’d virtually drag to a Mariners game if you could.
Cardboard fans are coming to Rakuten Monkeys' home games! For roughly $200 USD, fans (group of 4) can submit their photos and have their cardboard cutouts to appear in the stands. According to the team, the new cardboard fans will make their #CPBL debut on April 17. pic.twitter.com/6ZowX6rDsi— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) April 9, 2020
- Mark Reynolds of the Rockies is calling it a career.
- Andrew McCutchen offers some feedback on the plate discipline of his character in MLB The Show:
- Did anyone watch this? Please discuss it extensively in the comments if you did. I am curious about it but not sure if I want to commit to this show or Supermarket Stakeout.
Going...going...gone! ⚾️ Another home run episode of #GroceryGames premieres tonight! Tune into @FoodNetwork for an action packed episode featuring former big leaguers @JeremyAffeldt, @RichAurilia35, and @Bfwent pic.twitter.com/Ldc2fsbvUQ— Guy Fieri (@GuyFieri) April 8, 2020
- I believe when the kids say “king shit” they are talking about something like this:
Matt Nokes once caught a Roger Clemens fastball in his ribs and threw it right back at Clemens pic.twitter.com/jgToT1Hrrm— ShitBallPlayersSay (@baseballshit) April 9, 2020
- I solemnly volunteer to do my civic duty. This is where I’m a Viking.