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Mariners Moose Tracks, 5/29/21: Taylor Trammell, Bob Melvin, and Mike Soroka

In which we learn that some people won’t let a pandemic stop them from making dumb decisions at the ballpark.

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Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend! Here’s what you need to know to kick off your Saturday.

In Mariners news...

  • The Tacoma Rainiers blog profiled Taylor Trammell and his crazy month of May.
  • It’s good to see Shed back out there having a good time!
  • It looks like Will Vest will be back in action imminently.

Around the league...

  • The FredNats are tracking to be one of the worst teams in minor league baseball history, but even bad teams find entertaining moments.
  • The dissonance between the White Sox as a team and the White Sox as a front office/coaching staff continues to grow louder.
  • Bob Melvin, the longest-tenured manager in Major League Baseball, celebrates his 10th anniversary with the A’s this year. Andy McCullough at The Athletic found out what makes him stand out among the crowd. ($)
  • Bill Shaikin at The Los Angeles Times makes the case for the knuckleball to return amongst the high velocity arms in today’s game.
  • Braves manager Brian Snitker walked back comments he made earlier this week suggesting that ace Mike Soroka won’t return from the injured list this season.
  • Unfortunately this tweet is all we have on Lou, who is reportedly dealing with some sort of health issue. We’re keeping him and his loved ones in our thoughts at this time and hoping for better news soon.
  • The Orioles are the latest team to announce that they will help their minor leaguers with housing, providing accommodations for Double-A players and lower.
  • This takes me back to the time Cameron Maybin walked on three balls against the M’s and then scored the winning run in a 1-0 loss for Seattle.