Hello everyone! We’ve hit the midway point of the week, if you needed a reminder. Here’s what you should know today.
In Mariners news...
- Peter Baugh at The Athletic wrote about his favorite baseball player: Ichiro. ($)
- The Mariners are making strides to help the community during these times.
A tip of the cap to the doctors, nurses and staff at Swedish Hospital.— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) April 7, 2020
Last night, Scott and Jill Servais provided dinner for those working to keep the community safe—thanks to an assist from Mariners clubhouse chef Jeremy Bryant and his crew at @RainCityCater. pic.twitter.com/GwPWnCtHCc
Around the league...
- Bob Nightengale doesn’t think Major League Baseball’s plan to play games in Arizona in May would be a good one.
- Not surprising considering what the current state of things is, but still not what you want to hear.
BREAKING: @sportico_social exclusive: Little League is telling regional directors that the Little League World Series won't be held, source says. If possible, U.S. teams will play through regional tournaments. LLWS was scheduled for Aug. 20-30 in Williamsport, PA. #SportsBiz— Scott Soshnick (@soshnick) April 8, 2020
- Shohei Ohtani is close to being able to pitch off a mound again.
- Former Cardinals first baseman Mark Hamilton is pushing to graduate from medical school early so he can help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
- Video games are bringing fans closer to the players than ever, writes Joon Lee at ESPN.
- Pierre LeBrun at The Athletic provides some updates on the Seattle NHL team, including where they stand in their naming process. ($)