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
So, as I said on Saturday, things have been more than a little hectic for me this week. I’ve had some family issues to attend to, and haven’t had a lot of time at home to write. I’ve been keeping up on the news as best I can, however, and finally got some time to sit down and write it all out for you (albeit at the cost of sleep, but hey, I love my readers).
First and foremost, my sincerest condolences to Justin Smoak and his family after his father, Kevin, passed away from cancer at the far-too-young age of 57 on Tuesday. Justin had been placed on the bereavement list earlier that day so that he could be with his father, and it sounds like he did manage to get there in time. I wish Justin and his family the best I possibly can in this difficult time.
One of the better stories coming out of the end of Spring Training is that of Tom Wilhelmsen managing to beat the odds and make the Seattle Mariners 25-man roster as part of their bullpen. After spending five years completely out of baseball, Wilhelmsen signed with the Mariners in 2009 and spent just one year in the minors re-adjusting to the game before putting together a strong spring and forcing his way in to the major leagues.
Wilhelmsen has a rather colorful past, having been suspended by his original organization, the Milwaukee Brewers, in 2004 after testing positive for marijuana twice. Instead of serving out his suspension and coming back, Wilhelmsen decided to retire from the game altogether and spent the next several years traveling around the world, including serving a stint as a bartender in Tucson, Arizona. Continue reading