Hello folks! It’s October and the M’s are currently in position for a playoff spot. Let’s do this thing.
In Mariners news...
- Sounds like these M’s games are going to be pretty packed.
Mariners say they are getting a ticket surge and as of 1 p.m., have sold at or near 30,000 tickets for each of the three weekend games with the Angels. Capacity at T-Mobile Park is 47,000.— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry) September 30, 2021
- ROOT Sports allowed its contract with Dish Network to expire, leaving many fans in the dark when it comes to watching the Mariners and the Kraken.
Around the league...
- Joon Lee at ESPN wrote about the poor conditions that minor league baseball players face and how they’re driving a mental health crisis among players.
- There is certainly some hope that the MLBPA will fight for the minor leaguers in collective bargaining this offseason.
Chicago Cubs outfield Jason Heyward wearing a #FairBall wristband from @MiLBAdvocates in support of better pay for minor leaguers— Joon 이준엽 (@joonlee) October 1, 2021
Joins Andrew McCutchen and Trey Mancini among major leaguers supporting the cause pic.twitter.com/86mJp0nXN1
- Today in playoff stories...
- Jordan Shusterman at FOX Sports ranked every team’s season by how surprising they were.
- The Yankees will be without one of their many sluggers for the foreseeable future.
1B Luke Voit is out for the rest of the #Yankees regular season and potential wild-card game, going on the 10-day injured list with left knee inflammation.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 30, 2021
- The Angels, too, will be down a player this weekend.
Joe Maddon said Taylor Ward felt something running (before he slid into home). He will not play in the final weekend in Seattle. #Angels— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) September 30, 2021
- In case you missed it, the Astros officially clinched the AL West title. The Mariners must now play only for the Wild Card.
The Astros beat the Rays, 3-2, to clinch the American League West. They’ll play the White Sox in the ALDS beginning a week from today.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) October 1, 2021
- We’re bringing back the early 2000s with this year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show.