It's spring training, should Seattle Mariners pitcher Cliff Lee be (possibly) throwing at batters?
March 16, 2010; 3:41 PM ET |
Categories: Diamondbacks , Mariners | Tags: arizona diamondbacks, chris snyder, cliff lee, mark reynolds, seattle mariners, spring training
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According to an article in today's Seattle Times, the Mariners are dropping a standing appeal of a judge's decision that will allow a strip club to be built approximately 1 1/2 blocks from the front gate of the team's Safeco Field. That's a grand total of 400 feet between a totally nude nightclub and an area where families will walk in to partake in the national pasttime, for those of you keeping score (please note that we delicately avoided at least two potential puns in that sentence).
Derek Jeter and Ichiro Suzuki both made history with their hit totals this weekend and though Jeter's was met with more fanfare, it's possible that Ichiro's is more impressive.
Clearly, Felix Hernandez has this whole royalty thing backwards. He may only be a king in figurative speech, but if he's going to enjoy the nickname, he might as well own it. Heck, if we were called "King Felix", we'd be rolling around Seattle in a crown and plates on the back of our Masserati that spelled out "CARAGE" "DA KING" or "CROWN ME", or something equally over the top. Admit it, you would, too.
The Brewers had quietly let it be known for awhile that they'd love to offload outfielder Bill Hall on any team that really wanted him. Well, it turns out that a team really wanted him, after he was designated for assignment: The Mariners. Seattle and Milwaukee agreed to a trade yesterday afternoon that sends Hall to the Mariners in exchange for a minor league pitcher, Ruben Flores.
Stephen Strasburg wasn't the only first round draft pick to leave it until late to sign his first professional deal yesterday. A host of teams closed on their opening picks from the 2009 entry draft, with No. 2 and 3 overall picks Dustin Ackley (Mariners) and Donovan Tate (Padres) also agreeing to deals within the final two hours of Monday evening.