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Mariners Moose Tracks, 6/22/21: Jacob deGrom, Byron Buxton, and Carl Nassib

The foreign substance policing begins.

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Good morning everybody! Let’s get to some links for the day.

In Mariners news...

  • Defense looks good!

Around the league...

  • Despite hitting 100+ mph in the first inning half a dozen times and throwing 90+ mph sliders, Jacob deGrom came back clean.
  • Matthew Roberson at The NY Daily News wrote about how banning foreign substances could lead to more pitching injuries.
  • Former MLB star Ben Zobrist has been mired in personal and legal issues since retiring after his wife had an affair with their pastor, who also stole money from the Zobrist family.
  • Byron Buxton just can’t catch a break.

Anders’ picks...

  • Carl Nassib became the first-ever active NFL player to come out as gay.
  • This is a big step in getting college athletes paid.