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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/21/21: Joe Rizzo, Eduardo Rodríguez, and Jacob deGrom

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In which Jacob deGrom embarrasses some kids who can’t even drink yet.

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Hello everyone and happy Friday! Let’s get to the latest from around baseball.

In Mariners news...

  • Joe Rizzo is getting hot at the dish! (Although that slide looked painful)
  • Oh, and Noelvi Marte did it again.

Around the league...

  • Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto is sounding the alarm about foreign substances in baseball, suggesting that cracking down on it could raise offensive levels significantly.
  • Anders (!) Johanson at South Side Sox says it’s time for the Sox to let go of Tony La Russa.
  • Everyone’s already made the joke about La Russa being upset about this ruling so I’m just gonna drop it here.
  • Eduardo Rodríguez spoke out about his horrific experience catching COVID-19 and the serious long-term effects that followed.
  • Jacob deGrom struck out eight A-ball hitters in three innings while throwing 102 mph in a rehab start.
  • Felipe Vázquez gets hit with some serious charges.
  • Jerry Dipoto isn’t the only executive voicing frustrations over his MLB team’s vaccination levels; Jed Hoyer with the Cubs is getting fed up with his team’s vaccine hesitancy.
  • Albert Pujols hit his first homer with the Dodgers, getting him up to 668 all-time.