Leave it to the unassuming Edgar Martinez to make an appearance unbeknownst to most of us. The quiet Edgar sat hung out and in the press box nursing a diet pepsi before many of us even knew he was there…
Martinez is in town for a banquet just for a day. He won’t actually put on a Mariners uniform, but he hung out in the clubhouse and talked with some of the players as well as manager John McLaren and the rest of his staff.
Martinez isn’t certain whether he’ll be able to do a coaching stint this spring. His daughter is having her tonsil removed the week he was supposed to come down. But he said if all goes well, then he may make an appearance. Although, it will be the same time as Jay Buhner, which would be great for M’s fans in the area.
We had pretty long interview. I’ll get some comments up soon.