Mariners Insider

Category: Video

March
18th

2015 Mariners commercials are out: Wilhelmsen and Furbush are ‘pretty epic’

PEORIA, Ariz. — Here they are, this year’s collection of the Mariners’ commercials. They came out Wednesday morning and, to quote soon-to-be-video-star Charlie Furbush, they are “pretty epic.”

Furbush and bullpen partner Tom Wilhelmsen become instant icons as hair-band fans rocking out to Hawt Corner’s musical tribute to third baseman Kyle Seager’s defensive skills.

“That’s just both of us excited to see our favorite band,” Wilhelmsen said. “There was no acting. It was all just the love of life.”

It is all that and more.

The commercials were filmed in February at the Peoria Sports Complex and are a collaboration

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Sep.
26th

Mariners beat Angels to (barely) stay alive: “Game 161 and we’re still in it. It’s awesome.”

(With the Seahawks on a bye-week vacation, I pinch-hit tonight for Bob. He had a personal planes-trains-automobiles day with delays in airports trying to get back from Toronto that would have impressed John Candy and Steve Martin. Not sure it impressed Bob much, though.)

What I saw at Safeco tonight:

The Mariners passed out white towels on Fan Appreciation Night. It was a sea of ivory waving throughout the yard when Dustin Ackley, Kendrys Morales and Michael Saunders hit home runs.

No, these white flags were not signaling a Seattle surrender. Not yet.

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July
22nd

Brad Miller named American League player of the week

Brad Miller has been named the American League Player of the Week. The announcement came this afternoon on the MLB Network.

In three games vs. the Astros in Houston,  Miller hit .385 (5-for-13) with four runs scored, two home runs, seven RBI and a 1.346 OPS. He hit the first two home runs of his career and drove in a  career-high 5 run in Friday’s win.

Miller becomes the first Mariners player to earn player of the week  honors since Felix Hernandez (8/20/12), and the first Seattle position player since Justin Smoak (6/4/12). He is the first Mariners rookie to earn

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July
19th

Mariners 10, Astros 6: Brad Miller has himself a night

So this Brad Miller kid, he’s kind of good.

The Mariners rookie shortstop, who has looked like a rookie only in his baby-faced appearance, came out of the all-star break much like he went into it – playing like he belongs at the big league level.

Miller blasted the first two home runs of his career, driving in five runs and collecting another hit to help the Mariners outlast the Houston Astros, 10-7, on Friday at MinuteMaidPark.

Since he was called up on June 28, the bright lights of the big league have never seemed too

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June
15th

Saturday’s line-ups, official game notes, updated stats and pregame Wedge video vs. the Oakland A’s

Mike Zunino is out of the line-up today. Mariners manager Eric Wedge wanted to get recent signee Henry Blanco some game action. It works out well since Blanco has caught Felix Hernandez in games before for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Zunino has only caught Hernandez in bullpen sessions in spring training. I don’t know that he ever caught Hernandez in a Cactus League game. He may have caught him in a simulated game. We didn’t get a chance to talk to Zunino because he was busy with the strength coach while also doing some pregame

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June
1st

Mariners minor league report, June 1, 2013: Mike Zunino homers twice in Colorado Springs

Mike Zunino continues to hit away from Tacoma. Last night in Colorado Springs he hit a pair of home runs, including the g0-ahead game winner (above)  in the top of the ninth in the Rainiers 6-5 win. 

Zunino’s home/road splits are ridiculous …  From Minor League Central …

As a proud resident of Tacoma, someone needs to show Zunino that the Grit City is a great place to hit a baseball.  Take him to MSM Deli for a Mike’s Deluxe, or the Red Hot for a hot dog or DOA for breakfast

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May
20th

Indians 10, Mariners 8 – “We are just happy to be leaving Cleveland”

CLEVELAND – Tom Wilhelmsen pretty much summed up the thoughts of the Seattle Mariners and their fans in minutes after yet another stunning walk-off loss to the Cleveland Indians.

“We’re just happy to be leaving Cleveland,” he said flatly. “We are ready to leave this place.”

After four days and four losses – three coming on the final swing of the bat – the Mariners have taken enough punches to the gut in this city to last 10 seasons.

Monday’s 10-8 loss in 10 innings might have been the most painful.

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