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Opening Day 2012 is mere hours away. AL West rivals - the Oakland A's and the Seattle Mariners - are set to square off for a two-game series in Tokyo, Japan, on March 28 (Japan time). Chris Biderman takes a close look at what to expect in the series.
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The Seattle Mariners are in Japan for the start of the season, where they will play two games against the Oakland Athletics, before heading back to spring training until the regular season begins.
Because the Mariners are starting the season early they started their spring training before any other major league club, this extra time was partially to aid the coaches...
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The 2012 season marks the 35th year of the Seattle Mariners and as such the team at NWSB is reflecting back on the past as the M’s are set to rebuild their future. With the woes of being a Seattle sports fans, there are not many MLB seasons worth remembering, but there are players that still seem like they are with the team in spirit.
Every spring fans wait in...
The red carpet has been laid out for Ichiro
The Seattle Mariners get to buck the trend of the Reds being the first MLB game to be played to open the 2012 season. They will take on the Oakland Athletics in a two game series in Japan at the world famous Tokyo Dome.
Baseball is huge in Japan, and after the Mariners witnessed in their exhibition game Sunday night, the fans are about...
Hisashi Iwakuma had a shaky return to Japan on Monday, giving up six runs over four innings in the Seattle Mariners' 9-3 loss to the Yomiuri Giants in an exhibition game.
Dustin Ackley hit a solo homer to left in the top of the first off Yomiuri's D.J. Houlton at Tokyo Dome. Former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder John Bowker tied it with a solo shot off Iwakuma in the bottom...
Dustin Ackley drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning and Ichiro Suzuki went 4 for 5 as the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1 Wednesday in baseball's season-opener in Tokyo.
Brendan Ryan doubled to lead off the 11th, advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Chone Figgins and scored on Ackley's single to center.
Suzuki then gave Seattle an insurance...
Okay, so I’m not going to be pre-ordering my playoff tickets just yet. But, the Seattle Mariners started off the season with a bang defeating the Oakland A’s 3-1 in 11 innings before a capacity crowd of 44,227 at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. The Mariners will face the A’s again tomorrow before returning to the States to face the A’s two more times in Oakland on April...
Hard to believe, but MLB’s 2012 season is about to unfold while most of America is asleep. The “Gloops Japan Opening Series 2012” (yes, “Gloops” is the title sponsor) starts Weds and ends Thursday when the Athletics and Seattle Mariners play at the Tokyo Dome.
But, many have asked when and where on the dial they can watch the game. Here’s the lowdown:
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Dustin Ackley snapped a tie with an RBI single in the 11th inning and
Japan's Ichiro Suzuki thrilled the home fans by going 4-for-5 and
driving in a run as Seattle won the 2012 season opener 3-1 at the Tokyo
Dome on Wednesday.
Brendan Ryan greeted Andrew Carignan (0-1) by leading off the 11th
inning with a double to left center. After Ryan advanced to third on
Right-handed reliever Shawn Camp has agreed to a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs, five days following his release from the Seattle Mariners.
The 36-year-old was in uniform Monday for a split-squad game against the San Diego Padres, one day after taking a physical for Chicago.
Camp is 26-26 with a 4.40 ERA in 432 games over eight major league seasons. He had a 2.16 ERA...
Dave Cameron laid out the methodology behind the rankings last Friday. Remember that the grading scale for each category is 20-80, with 50 representing league average.
2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago White Sox
Seattle’s 2011 Ranking: #17
2012 Outlook: 36 (26th)...
By the time you read this, the Mariners would have just finished playing the season opening game in Tokyo, Japan against the Oakland A’s and an important fixture in Seattle Mariners baseball will not be in attendance. According to Art Thiel of the The New Tribune, Mariners Japanese majority owner, Hiroshi Yamuchi, will not be attending the game. Howard Lincoln did confirm in...
Members of the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners toured a disaster zone in the town of Ishinomaki on the northeast coast of Japan on Tuesday.The players witnessed the aftermath an earthquake and tsunami caused on March 11, 2001 to the city of 150,000. Almost half of Ishinomaki was inundated by up to 32 feet of water and many homes were swept out to sea."There is an air...
Can Dustin Ackley capitalize on a strong rookie season and come back ready for more this year? What can Mariners fans expect from Montero? It's all right here in this preview of the 2012 Mariners. Find out what National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere is expecting from Seattle in this video.
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics open the 2012 season in Japan in front of what is expected to be a lively and raucous crowd.
The fans, however, might not have much offense to cheer about.
The scheduled opening day starters for Wednesday morning at the Tokyo Dome - Seattle's Felix Hernandez and Oakland's Brandon McCarthy - both had overwhelming success in this...