Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, adoptive moms, step-moms, mother figures, mentors, moms-to-be, fathers acting as mothers, those who wish to be moms but can’t be, and those who have chosen a different path but nonetheless nurture and care for the many people in their lives. And for those who have a difficult relationship with their mothers, you are also seen and valued on this day, and every day.
Mother’s Day is always a hallmark of the baseball season, and a trip to the ballpark on Mother’s Day Weekend an annual tradition for many families. Montana-based Mariners fan Katie didn’t let COVID-19 get in the way of their annual trip to Seattle for the ballgame; check out this thread for all the ingenious at-home ways Katie brought the ballpark experience to her home:
We donned our masks and got our nails done, only to walk out and see the @AlaskaAir turned into the @SoundTransit. pic.twitter.com/bMUDthjEtE— Katie Hanson (@KatieBeth104) May 10, 2020
But wait, there’s more heartwarming Mariners content for you today:
Around the World of Baseball:
- Tomorrow the League Office will hold a conference call with team owners to discuss a potential plan for opening the 2020 season. If the owners approve the plan, it will be submitted to the MLBPA on Tuesday. Ken Rosenthal at the Athletic has the latest details and specifics of the plan, which include an early July start, an 80-ish-game schedule, a regionalized schedule (the Mariners would play only the AL West and NL West), an expanded playoff format, and reduced player salaries.
- In case you missed it, the MLB Draft is set for June 10-11, in a highly abbreviated format of five rounds. Catch up with all the details here. We’ll have plenty of draft coverage coming up this week and leading up to the draft; if you want to catch up, check out the “2020 MLB Draft” section on the site or listen to one of our latest They Might Be Mariners podcasts.
- The KBO has totally wrecked my sleep schedule but honestly I’m not even mad about it:
Kang Baek-ho with a monster 442 ft HR for his 2nd of the season. This young guy is a beast. Keep an eye on him. #KBO #KtWiz pic.twitter.com/SmmC1oidiX— KBO Collections (@kbocollections) May 10, 2020
Oh yeah, this is the good stuff.
Not sure what went further ball or bat. Look at em fly. pic.twitter.com/x4sLEuX6XF— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) May 10, 2020
- Even SNL is paying attention to the KBO!
don't think i ever expected korean baseball or preston tucker to end up on snl, but these are weird times pic.twitter.com/la5L0plt1S— joon lee (@joonlee) May 10, 2020
- Speaking of the KBO, Trevor Bauer was on ESPN doing an interview during the Twins/Dinos game when someone at ESPN accidentally leaked Bauer’s cell phone number on screen. Of course he was immediately inundated with hundreds of calls, rendering his phone functionally useless. Bauer took it in stride and turned it into a giveaway opportunity—with rules in his voicemail, of course.
So @espn has just leaked my number to truly the entire world lol in honor of this...shall we call it...massive screw up...I’m doing a giveaway! I’ll be giving away a pair of signed cleats and an autographed baseball over the next 48 hours. Rules are in my voicemail! Good luck! pic.twitter.com/luEqvwGtxW— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) May 10, 2020
The kids, they are okay:
An Argument In Favor of Video Games— Tiffany Pitts (@snickerpants) May 3, 2020
My 15 yo son has spent every second of his free time during this pandemic hanging out online, playing video games with his friends. He started by ranking up to the elite tiers of #ApexLegends. 1/12#Quaranteens #platinum4
Or here is a condensed version of the thread:
It feels weird to retweet this. https://t.co/JCQu546Oe7— Tiffany Pitts (@snickerpants) May 9, 2020