Lots of new drills in camp today, with infielders and pitchers working on bunt plays, pickoffs and rundowns – and quite a few fans watching through chain link fences.
And of course, there’s the off-the-field entertainment: Infants decked out in Seattle Mariners gear, old geezers wearing Mariners t-shirts from the ’80s, lots of kids hoping for autographs.
Dogs drop in, too. Today there was a golden retriever on campus, a terrier of some kind and Sophie, the wonder-weiner. On a leash held by young Riley Balche of Phoenix, Sophie was clearly the best-dressed pooch of the day.
She had on a Mariners warmup jacket and a Seattle cap – complete with holes for her floppy ears.
Are there more exciting things to blog about? Sure – but when you haven’t laid your hands on an animal in a couple of weeks down here, good-looking, well-dressed pups catch your attention.