Go to the new site!
The changeover to the new hosting has been finished, and posting is now being done over there. So go check out the new digs and change your bookmark… the only posting that will be done here in the future might be a few stub posts that point over there.
I’ll be on the Mariners postgame show today with host Matt Pitman for a few minutes talking Mariners prospects. What time will obviously depend on when the game ends (start time is at 10:35 PST) and where in the show I wind up, but I’ll try to give a heads-up on Twitter when I have a better idea.
What station the broadcast depends on who your local M’s radio affiliate is, but in the Seattle area it’ll be on 710 ESPN. The full list of Mariners’ radio affiliates can be found here.
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First of all, I’ll finally be swapping this over to a proper domain and hosting service soon instead of just relying on WordPress in the near future. If it doesn’t happen this weekend, it will happen next weekend. The domain and hosting have been purchased and are online, I just need to get everything moved over. Keep an eye on my Twitter feed, as I’ll try to keep that situation updated there.
There will be some changes around the site as a result. Hopefully, most will be minor, but you’ll probably see a couple of ads pop up to try and help offset the hosting fees. There may be some other layout changes as well; I won’t know that for sure until I get in to the hosting changeover and see what has to happen there.
Also, I’ll be starting a podcast in the near future here as well once I get a few things worked out. I know the basics of how I want to do it, but I also want to get a feel for what you guys would want to see (well, hear) in a podcast on this site. If you have any thoughts or suggestions, fire away in the comment section or at my email in-box.
Also, I can’t forget to say once again how much my readers rock. You guys have been awesome so far. I can’t thank all of you enough.
I’ve neglected to mention this until now, but it needs to be said: my sincerest condolences to all of those effected by the severe storms that have been lashing the southeastern stretch of the country. There’s been much loss of life, and many people have had their homes and businesses destroyed by tornadoes and high winds.
Tacoma Rainiers (6-15)
Streak: Lost 1
Opponents: 1 vs Colorado Springs (COL),
4 @ Salt Lake (LAA), 1 @ Reno (ARI)
Notes: A 2-4 week and the Rainiers are really scuffling, though the offense has started to come around the last few days. The pitching, on the other hand, has done little but struggle of late, and the defense has as well, posting a shocking 11 errors for the week. Continue reading
After finding out yesterday that left-hander James Paxton would be making his professional debut last night, there was no way I wasn’t going to tune in and do some analysis on the start. I know that Paxton is someone Mariners fans have been waiting and waiting to get more information on ever since he was drafted. Since I love my readers, I’m going to give you just that.
First, it needs to be noted that the Clinton radio feed was really rough last night. There were stretches where there was more time listening to dead air than play-by-play, so there’s some details that are hazy, particularly Paxton’s exact pitch mix. Still, there was pretty good information from the game, so let’s roll with it.
The Everett AquaSox, who have already announced their promotional schedule, have now unveiled the details of their Fan Fest that will be held about four weeks from now. Sounds like it’s going to be an entertaining event, including opportunities to try out for singing the National Anthem before games and the chance to be the on-field MC.
AquaSox FanFest to be held Saturday, May 22nd
Fans Invited to Register for National Anthem Auditions & On-Field MC Tryouts
EVERETT, Wash. — The 13th annual Everett AquaSox FanFest will be held on Sunday, May 22nd at Everett Memorial Stadium (3800 Broadway, Everett) from 11am-3pm. FanFest is a free event for the public, giving fans the opportunity to visit the stadium, enjoy ballpark favorites, meet the AquaSox staff and mascots, and take batting practice on the field. Continue reading
Per Conor Glassey of Baseball America, Mariners LHP James Paxton will make his professional debut tonight for the Clinton LumberKings.
Paxton, a fourth round draft pick in 2010, didn’t sign until after Spring Training began. While the reports on his spring performance were impressive, the organization decided to hold him back from a full-season assignment right off the bat in order to build his arm strength and let him tune things up before assigning him. Now he’s been deemed ready, and is headed for the Midwest League.
Whether or not Paxton starts tonight is not yet known. Tonight’s starter for the LumberKings is currently listed as Seon Gi Kim, but the move has not yet been officially announced. Even if Kim does start tonight, Paxton could be in line for several innings, as the young Korean has yet to crack 5 1/3 innings pitched in any of his starts so far this year. As soon as I have more information, including the roster move to make room for Paxton on the roster, I’ll bring it to you.
UPDATE: The move is now official. Paxton has been added to the roster and will be starting for the LumberKings tonight in place of Kim. LHP Jason Markowitz was promoted to High Desert, creating the hole that Paxton has now filled. The full text of the press release is at the end of the post.