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Report: Mariners To Release Scout Involved In Jesus Montero Ice Cream Fiasco

The Seattle Mariners scout who had an ice cream sandwich delivered to Jesus Montero during a minor league game is now looking for a new job. CBS Sports reports that the Mariners plan to release Butch Baccala a month after he yelled at Montero to hustle off the field and then sent ice cream to the dugout for the 24-year-old catcher. Montero then angrily approached the stands,...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jesus Montero’s ice cream buying scout has been fired

One of the most bizarre stories of the year has a conclusion. The Mariners scout who bought ice cream for Jesus Montero and sent it to the dugout, leading to an explosive confrontation, has been let go by the club according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Butch Baccala, who was promoted to the position of national cross-checker last year, was angry about Montero moving slowly on the...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  1 Comment

Mariners Injury Update: Dustin Ackley still out

The Seattle Mariners lost again to the Oakland A's on Sunday, to drop to 80-68 on the season. The Mariners got only seven hits and struck out 13 times against four A's pitchers. With 14 games remaining in the season, the Mariners are a game out in the wild card race. They played again without left fielder Dustin Ackley due to an ankle injury. #454092236 / gettyimages.comI...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Today in History: Back-to-Back Griffey Home Runs

On September 14, 1990, Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. hit back to back home runs in a 7-5 Seattle Mariners away loss to the California Angles. Kirk McCaskill started the game for the Angles and faced the father-son duo in the first inning. Griffey Sr. was second to bat for the Mariners, bringing Harold Reynolds, who was walked, home. Griffey Jr. followed in his fathers footsteps...
Via Grandstand University
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No arrows for Fernando Rodney

You have to hand it to the Oakland Athletics. They are a smart team that uses their information very wisely. The A's had tied a huge game with the Seattle Mariners up with a home run by Josh Donaldson off of perhaps the best pitcher in the American League. The homer ensured that King Felix could not seal the deal on perhaps the biggest start of his career in Seattle. In the...
Via The Flagrant Fan
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners have a shot to move up in standings

Robinson Cano Mariners – Photo Credit – Keith Allison With the Seattle Mariners winning 72 games last season, one had to wonder what exactly Robinson Cano saw in the team when he signed that huge 10-year $240 million deal during the off season. First of all, he was going to a small market, which might be the world’s biggest understatement considering he was coming from the...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners open huge home series vs. A’s

It’s September 12th, and, to the relief and perhaps surprise of Seattle Mariners fans, they will be playing a very meaningful series this weekend.  For the last time this season, the Mariners will play the Oakland A’s.  The A’s still own the first Wild Card in the American League, but their lead has been trimmed down to 1.5 games over Seattle.  It is possible with a Mariners...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Down To The Wire – Seattle Mariners Pennant Chase Is The Real Deal

Biggest Series For M’s In A Decade This Weekend You want sports drama?  You want excitement?  You want gut wrenching, excruciating moments as you team triumphs or falls?  Well, the 2014 Seattle Mariners your team then. The pennant chase is on, it’s real and it’s going down to the wire folks.  The Mariners sit at just .5 games back of the American League’s 2nd wild card...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Next Big Bat? When Will The M’s Take A Look At DJ Peterson?

Staggering Minor League Numbers For The Youngster Since the Seattle Mariners are embroiled in a pennant chase for the first time in what seems like forever I feel like we haven’t touched at all this fall about some of the young players working their way through the M’s minor league system. One player in particular stands out amongst the crowd is one that I am often asked about...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Dustin Ackley dealing with bone spurs in ankle

The Seattle Mariners fell to 79-65 on the season following a 2-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday. The Mariners continue to lead the Major Leagues in ERA, but the offense struggled, managing just two hits off Collin McHugh and Josh Fields. The Mariners played again without the services of Dustin Ackley, who is out with bone spurs in his ankle.#454092236 / gettyimages.comOur...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Logan Morrison hits ground-rule double, baby chews on baseball (Video)

A baby at Safeco Field chowed down on the baseball that Seattle Mariners infielder Logan Morrison hit a ground rule double with during Monday night's game against Houston.After the ball bounced over the right field wall, the baby's father ended up with the baseball. The father let the baby hold the baseball, and naturally, the baby put the ball right in its mouth. Your...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Baby chews on Logan Morrison's ground-rule double

When little ones are hungry at the ballpark and there's not a nipple to be found, the next best thing might be anything that flies into the stands to chomp on.On Monday night, his little baby ended up with baseball and turned it into a meal after Logan Morrison sent a ground-rule double bounced into the right-field seats.The cute infant with the protective headphones got the...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mariners catcher spills fan's beer with souvenir ball

Your browser does not support iframes.Seattle Mariners catcher Humberto Quintero accidentally knocked over a fan's cup of beer with a souvenir baseball during Sunday's game against Texas.It happened in the bottom of the second as Rangers batter J.P. Arencibia hit a foul ball into the Mariners dugout. Quintero saw the fans in the front row behind the dugout and tried to be...
Via Holdout Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners pull to within 1/2 game of Tigers

After a less than stellar home stand to close August, the Seattle Mariners started September with a bang. There was a lot to like in the Mariners taking two of three against the A’s in Oakland, a potential place they would have to play if they land the second Wild Card. With the wins, Seattle pulled to win a .5 game of the Tigers for that second Wild Card, and they stand 3.5 games...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners prospect goes after scout over ice cream treat taunt

Remember Jesus Montero, the former Yankees prospect that was dealt for Michael Pineda a couple of offseasons ago? Well, he’s back in the news, and it’s not because he’s playing well. Via MiLB.com… Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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