Good morning folks! Let’s get to today’s batch of links.
In Mariners news...
- Corey Brock at The Athletic tells the story of the search for a recording of the first-ever Mariners broadcast. ($)
- Some baseball parents, like Mariners prospect Joe Rizzo’s dad, are feeling the burn during quarantine.
Around the league...
- The big news to emerge yesterday is that Major League Baseball is looking at the possibility of playing strictly in Arizona and getting the season started as early as May. Seems like a pipe dream, but it’s still in consideration.
- Minority owners for the Arizona Diamondbacks are suing managing general partner Ken Kendrick for trying to force them out of their ownership, according to Zach Buchanan at The Athletic. ($)
- Ben Badler at Baseball America breaks down this year’s international signing class. ($) The only expected Mariners signee, infielder Starlin Aguilar, is listed as No. 24.
- Michael A. Fletcher at ESPN writes about the potential economic impact on the city of Cooperstown if there isn’t any baseball.
- Rest in peace, Al.
RIP Al Kaline, 85, a beloved Detroit @Tigers icon and 18-time All-Star who spent more than six decades with the organization as a @BaseballHall of Fame player and broadcaster. Read our #SABR bio of Mr. Tiger: https://t.co/u12ERAR2zn pic.twitter.com/z0Y6ex8IAE— SABR (@sabr) April 6, 2020