HAPPY OPENING DAY EVERYONE!!! While the Mariners don’t open their season until tomorrow, we have made it to the first day of the 2016 season. Playing today will be the St. Louis Cardinals v. Pittsburgh Pirates, the Toronto Blue Jays v. Tampa Bay and lastly the New York Mets visit the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium for a rematch of the 2015 World Series.
This morning we were rewarded for our long and exhausting off-season, by the official announcement of the Mariners 25-Man roster:
Korean slugger and new dad Dae-Ho Lee gets the nod as the right-hand platoon partner of Adam Lind at first base. Steve Clevenger wins the backup job behind Chris Iannetta. Luis Sardinas is the utility infielder. Other than those three, most of the roster was assumed before the announcement today.
It’s almost time. We’re almost there. This brand new team that is really different from the rest. The new owner that we have already put so much trust into. The new skipper that has never coached professionally in his life. It is almost time to see the OBP and the defense on a stage that will finally matter. We want new, we want the new Seattle Mariners. Our Seattle Mariners. 26 hours till first pitch. Let’s do this. Go Mariners.