NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. For the first week we’ll only do a top 5 since it was short. On Tuesday, Mariners short stop Brendan Ryan took his girlfriend to the top of the Mori Tower, and proposed to her.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the year in his Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. A 4-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo Japan. The bullpen gave up 3 runs on 5 hits. Shawn Kelley could only pitch 0.1 innings, while George Sherrill couldn’t even get through an inning.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the year in his Love ‘em & Hate ‘em. A 3-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo Japan. Ichiro Suzuki had four hits, and Dustin Ackley had a homerun, and hit a single to get home team mate Brendan Ryan in the 11th inning for the win. Closer Brandon League got the save.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on the M’s trip to Tokyo and tells readers about what a visit to the Ichiro Suzuki museum should really contain. The exhibition opened in November 2002 and charges 900 yen per visitor. Run by his mother and father, the Ichiro Exhibition Room in his hometown of Toyoyama, Japan is a Ichiro fan’s dream day.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the opening two games in Tokyo between the M’s and the A’s. He says some things to look foward to include Taking in Ichiro Suzuki Fever. Ichiro is bigger than cheeseburgers are in America, the Mariners are guilty by association, meaning we will see cheering like the 1995 playoffs. That will be a nice change.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us to go from 30 down to 28, Carlos Peguero and Chance Ruffin were optioned to Tacoma, and Guillermo Quiroz was re-assigned to minor league camp. To get down to 25, the team deactivated Kevin Millwood, Hector Noesi, and Hisashi Iwakuma for the two games in Japan. The M’s front office and Eric Wedge could still change their minds before next week.
NWSB Insider and part-time Seattle Mariners blogger C-Mac weighs in today with his essential 2012 Mariners Tokyo Japan todo list for travelling players and fans of MLB baseball. He spent five great years living in Tokyo, and can offer these suggestions to anyone who wants to find something to do while in the world’s most populated city. Justin Smoak your tour guides are Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki, and Hisashi Iwakuma