Edwin Díaz’s ninth inning last night was the sort of performance that seems to stretch the reasonable connotation of striking out the side when correctly described with the technical definition of the term. All three outs came via strikeout, sure; in between those were two runs that nearly squandered Puerto Rico’s…
Spring training always has stunts and shenanigans—like indulging a former quarterback’s fantasies so you can sell his shirsey for a couple of months—but the Seattle Mariners set the bar pretty high by hiring a mariachi band to tag along with center fielder Leonys Martin today.
Yesterday we wondered why Felix Hernandez had a 2000 Yankees World Series ring, recovered in a burglary bust in Bellevue, Wash. As it turns out, the reason is pretty funny and cute.
Good news, friends: The Thanksgiving holiday brought us not just a bounty of meats, side dishes, and familial bonding, but also mildly interesting baseball transactions that could have anywhere from no to some impact on the upcoming season of “America’s pastime.”
The Seattle Mariners responded to backup catcher Steve Clevenger’s dogshit dumb tweets about protesters by suspending him without pay for the remaining 10 games of the season. Here is the relevant part of the statement released by general manager Jerry Dipoto:
Steve Clevenger is an oft-injured backup catcher for the Seattle Mariners, who is hitting .221 this season in 68 at-bats. This afternoon, he weighed in on the protests sweeping through Charlotte with all the subtlety of an elephant playing the piano.
Ambidextrous relief pitcher Pat Venditte has been in Major League Baseball for about a year. He’s bounced back and forth between the show and the minors, and Venditte made his Mariners debut this evening. After starter Hisashi Iwakuma was chased after three innings, Venditte stepped in and pitched three innings of…
As eventually doomed runs of Idiots On The Field go, these dudes’ miracle jaunt all the way across the outfield, through stadium security, and into the bleachers was pretty damn spectacular.
Hey, what are you looking at, man?
Hanley Ramirez jerked a big dong this evening, sending a Wade LeBlanc fastball some 455 feet into the Seattle evening. It nestled its way into the netting above the scoreboard in left field, thus beginning this enterprising Ken Griffey Jr. fan’s treasure hunt.
In case you’ve forgotten, Ken Griffey Jr.’s preference for wearing his cap backward infuriated old white columnists—and managers—of the day. So the manner in which The Kid ended his Hall of Fame acceptance speech today in Cooperstown was simply priceless.
A new Sports Illustrated update on post-retirement Ken Griffey Jr. has a few fun stories from the Hall of Famer’s life, but the best one involves the time Griffey convinced an 18-year-old Alex Rodriguez that he could get lots of money if he jizzed in a cup.
Idiots On The Field usually conduct their shenanigans during breaks in the action, but this hooligan in Seattle rushed out between two Mariners outfielders attempting to haul in a fly ball in the fifth inning against the Cardinals. Reader Ethan sent some video of the Idiot getting sacked:
The Seattle Mariners lost their sixth straight game this afternoon to move below .500 and cap off a long slide in which they’ve gone 8-19 and have been swept three times. Today’s loss was the dumbest. Starter Adrian Sampson injured his elbow warming up for the game but the Mariners managed to dinger their way back…
Not long after the Warriors lost their ninth and final playoff game—the same amount they lost in the entire regular season—people started passing around a quirky little piece of cross-sport trivia. In each of the four major North American sports, the team with the regular season wins record did not go on to win the…
When you’re hungry, you’re hungry. The food at Seattle’s ballpark looks pretty damn good, and Juan Uribe couldn’t help himself but reach for this dude’s dog.
As the 2001 Seattle Mariners know, no lead is safe. The 2016 version of that team revisited that lesson last night against the Padres, but ended up on the better side of it with the biggest comeback of the MLB season.
The Padres got walloped 16-4 this afternoon by the Mariners, and they lost the first two games of a weird home and away pair of two-game series on opposite ends of the (American) Pacific coast by an aggregate score of 25-7. It only took Seattle five innings to accrue all their runs, which ushered in some silly shit…
World War II veteran Burke Waldron tossed the first pitch for the Seattle Mariners for Monday’s Memorial Day game. Hitters beware: this guy has a mean breaking ball.