Mariners ready to begin shortened season

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Sheffield striks out 8 in final scrimmage

Ready or not, here come the Seattle Mariners for the shortened 2020 season. The ballclub finished up summer camp Wednesday with its final intrasquad game at T-Mobile Park. Justus Sheffield was dominant with eight strikeouts…

Sheffield 8 K's 2020-07-23

Sheffield 8 K's 2020-07-23

Mariner manager Scott Servais liked what he saw during camp, as well as their final game last night…

Scott Servais on Summer Camp 2020-07-23

Scott Servais on Summer Camp 2020-07-23

The only sour note coming out of Seattle Wednesday was that the Mariner’s most-experienced catcher, Tom Murphy, was placed on the 10-day injured list with a broken bone in his foot…

Scott Servais on Tom Murphy 2020-07-23

Scott Servais on Tom Murphy 2020-07-23

Mariners begin season at Houston

Seattle will board a plane today for Houston and start the season tomorrow against the Astros. For the second-consecutive season, Marco Gonzales will be the opening day starter…

Marco Gonzales on Starting Season 2020-07-23

Marco Gonzales on Starting Season 2020-07-23

The Astros will counter with Justin Verlander, who was 21-and-6 last season with a 2.58 earned run average. First pitch is at 6:10 and you can watch the pregame on Root Sports beginning at 5:30.

After a shutdown for nearly four months, new rules put in place and agreeing to not allow fans to attend games, Major League Baseball finally celebrates Opening Day today…

Major League Baseball Opening Day

And it begins with a doubleheader on ESPN with the Yankees visiting the Washington Nationals followed by the Dodgers hosting San Francisco.

Think of all that’s happened in this country since we saw our last, meaningful baseball game. Since Washington’s incredible Game-7 comeback to win its first World Series title in franchise history. Yet, here we stand, ready for Opening Day.

The Yankees and Nationals will start at 4:08 this afternoon, followed by the Giants and Dodgers at 7:08. Baseball cannot erase the sting of coronavirus, death, or racial unrest, but it can at least take our minds off it for a few hours. Play Ball!

Seattle reveals new NHL team name: Kraken

Meanwhile, the NHL’s 32nd franchise in Seattle finally has a name. It was announced at the construction site of Climate Pledge Arena this morning…

Meet the Seattle Kraken

Meet the Seattle Kraken

Majority owner David Bonderman led the search for a name and considered 215,000 fan votes and 1,200 possible names. Working with fans, brand agencies, local artists, naming experts, historians and the league office, the Kraken emerged as the clear choice. The Seattle Kraken will play its inaugural season in 2021-2022.