GLENDALE, Ariz. — Admit it, the first thing you want to know about Fernando Rodney, the Mariners’ new closer, is why he chooses to wear his cap cocked toward his left ear, right?
Well, here you go:
“That sometimes confuses the hitter, too, when it’s turned,” he said. “The hitter looks for your eyes. It’s like a dog. When you go somewhere, the first thing (a dog) looks at is your eyes and how you move.
“If you move straight back, he (relaxes and) is OK. So I try that, sometimes, (with the hitter) to move quick (toward the plate). They …