Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Former Seattle Mariners skipper Darrell Johnson. Danny Ferguson one of our Seattle sports area bloggers points out in his 50 years in the game he was employed by 12 different major league teams. Seven teams as a player and five as a coach/manager. His M’s coaching winning percentage was .384.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Seattle Mariners head coach Eric Wedge was a perfect candidate for the Mariners job after he was let go by the Indians in 2009. Since then, Wedge’s grit and experience has shown through in the Mariners organization. The Mariners front office and fans alike love the guy and hope he can turn the team around back to their winning ways.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current Boston Red Sox player from Madras Oregon Jacoby Ellsbury. The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Ellsbury in 2002 but he didn’t sign, instead choosing to attend Oregon State University for three years. The Boston Red Sox drafted him 23rd overall in 2005 and the rest is history.