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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/10/20: Mother’s Day at the “ballpark”, Justin Dunn, Trevor Bauer and the KBO

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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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:

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:

Oh yeah, this is the good stuff.

  • Even SNL is paying attention to the KBO!
  • 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.

Kate’s Pick:

The kids, they are okay:

Or here is a condensed version of the thread: